The king of bling

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.

Jimmy Savile posing for a photo with some Army cadets
Jimmy Savile posing for a photo with some Army cadets

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.

The view from the rear
The view from the rear
View from the side
View from the side
David and Karen inside the Helicopter
David and Karen inside the Helicopter

We also went to see the Police dogs, but were not expecting this one!

3 Replies to “The king of bling”

  1. Hi..We installed Me Saville’s new Plasa TV, about 4 years ago. I liked Jimmy very much, he reminded me of by dad, but a little louder. We drove passed the event at Carr Gate, we might have called in, but we were attending a christening in Wrenthorpe.

  2. Nigel, Carr Gate wasn’t open to the general public, you needed someone who works for WYP to get you in.

    Welshcakes, he was getting on a bit when we were young! He knows how to Carpe Diem though.

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