Jimmy Savile

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Postby Geordie-exile » Sat 29 Oct, 2011 4:15 pm

Bye Jimell. Thanks for your work at LGI.
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Postby Chrism » Sat 29 Oct, 2011 5:03 pm

Now then, now then. RIP Mr Savile. You were a Leeds legend, the creator/inventor of the modern day disco. You will be missed.


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Postby chameleon » Sat 29 Oct, 2011 5:33 pm

Just so much to be remembered for - the words just don't say it do they, but we all know the good, joy and happiness he brought to so many and his legacy will always be alive in LeedsRegular Smiley
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Postby Cardiarms » Sat 29 Oct, 2011 5:43 pm

he was a Bevin Boy as well.

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Postby Phill_dvsn » Sat 29 Oct, 2011 5:47 pm

Yes sad news.

No more cigar smoke to be smelt wafting around Lakeview Court where he lived. I occasionally delivered his post when I was a Postie.

I never saw him, but you could always smell the cigars. He'd get letters from the Queen regular

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Postby raveydavey » Sat 29 Oct, 2011 6:27 pm

Just heard the news - a sad day for Leeds.

I had the pleasure of chatting to him a couple of times when we were at Roundhay Park - he seemed a really genuine guy, no airs, no graces, just as down to earth as you'd expect a Leeds lad to be.

RIP Sir James.
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Postby Leodian » Sat 29 Oct, 2011 6:46 pm

About 5 years back (if that) I was walking on King Lane from Golden Acre Park and a motor cyclist drove by at great speed towards Alwoodley. I recall thinking he was going far too fast. As I reached the King Lane /Alwoodley Lane junction a few minutes later I saw there was an incident. The motor cyclist was on the ground (his motor cycle some yards away) and he was being attended to by Jimmy Savile, who seemed like he was dresssed for jogging. Others had also stopped, with Jimmy seemingly capably taking charge. It was so typical of Jimmy that he was willing to help. As far as I know the motor cyclist was OK as I subsequently never saw any reports of the incident.    
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Postby jim » Sat 29 Oct, 2011 7:16 pm

I second Raveydaveys' comments. I met Jimmy at an event where he was "on camera", followed by a twenty minute period where he accompanied me and a colleague without the film crew and his public. The TV "personality" was turned off at once, and he was a friendly, interesting, and welcome companion, completely without "side", and a pleasure to be with.

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Postby Whyme » Sat 29 Oct, 2011 8:06 pm

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Postby Good-Honest-Iago » Sat 29 Oct, 2011 8:11 pm

RIP Sir Jim
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