Today we revisited the Police at Carr Gate, home of the horses, dogs and helicopter. Whilst much the same as last year (apart from the parking that took a long time) today’s visit was enlivened by the presence of Sir James Wilson Vincent Savile OBE, KCSG, a well known Leeds eccentric celebrity.
He is now nearly 82, and whilst he looks it, he certainly doesn’t act it. I had a slightly surreal conversation with him about watching what we said as there were police around! The last time I saw him was in 1980 (for a Sunday Times fun run in Hyde Park) and he honked us off with an air horn for about ten minutes (it was a big event). He wrote a book about D-Jing in the 70s which was a surprisingly good read and full of excellent advice, like put locks on your singles boxes. He had his trademark red tracksuit look and had a fortune of gold bling, chunky bracelets & medallion.
The Force Helicopter was here today and as usual was very popular. (It was the Humberside one there last year). Karen queued up so that David could get a sit in it and I took a couple of unusual shots.
We also went to see the Police dogs, but were not expecting this one!