Sir Jim’s view

SIR Jimmy Savile will be taken for a final journey round Scarborough’s sea front before being buried in Woodlands cemetery.

Full details about the cortege and burial have now been confirmed by funeral directors Joseph A Hey & Son, of Bradford.

The funeral service will be held at St Anne’s Cathedral in Leeds on Wednesday at 2pm, with around 600 guests expected to attend.

On Thursday morning the funeral cortege, consisting of two hearses and five limousines, will arrive in Scarborough at around 11.30am.

The procession will start from Esplanade and make its way down past the Rotunda Museum and under Spa Bridge.

The cortege will stop in Foreshore Road in front of the Grand Hotel at approximately noon.

Funeral director John Benson will then lead the procession on foot along the Foreshore and Sandside as far as the Toll House.

He will then return to one of the vehicles and the cortege will make its way slowly round Marine Drive and towards Peasholm.

The cars will then head to Woodlands Cemetery, with the burial expected to take place at 1pm.

Parking will be restricted, so people are advised to arrive earlier and park elsewhere.

Sir Jim will be buried at a 45 degree angle, which was specified in his will, facing out to sea.

From the highest plot at the back of the cemetery the view takes in both bays and Esplanade, where Jimmy had his flat.

He will be buried in a gold-coloured coffin, without any of his trademark jewellery.

However, he will be wearing his Help for Heroes bracelet and there will be a collection for the charity on the day.

Robert Morphet, managing director of Joseph A Hey & Son, said: “Members of the public will be welcome at Woodlands, but if they do not with to come to the cemetery, the sea front would be the best place for them to pay their respects.

“People are welcome to bring flowers or donations on the day.”

He added: “It’s a great privilege for us to be involved. It’s also wonderful that the family are inviting the public to celebrate this great man’s life.

“They have been very generous with their openness and willingness to share him in their grief.”

Staff will be on hand to show people where to go and ensure that no existing graves are trodden upon.