Hundreds say goodbye to Sir Jimmy Savile

Friday November 11, 2011

Hundreds of people lined the seafront in Scarborough to say goodbye to Sir Jimmy Savile as he made his final journey.

Members of the public standing along the foreshore in the North Yorkshire town broke into applause as the hearse carrying the veteran DJ's coffin passed by.

Sir Jimmy made a tour of Scarborough before being taken to a cemetery, where he was buried at a 45-degree angle, looking out to sea.

The cortege began its journey at the broadcasting legend's flat on the esplanade.

Silence descended on the crowd as the cars made their way down to the seafront, where the funeral director got out of the hearse and slowly walked the cortege past wellwishers.

But people broke into applause as the cars passed along the road of amusement arcades and seaside shops.

A sign reading "Goodbye Jimmy" had been hung on the Futurist theatre's show listings board.

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