Leeds: Plans For Permanent Memorial to Sir Jimmy Saville
The people of Leeds have been asked their views what form a permanent memorial to Sir Jimmy Saville should take.
Leeds City Council have said any future memorial should mark Saville’s “enormous contribution” to the city of Leeds. “We want a tremendous celebration of his life and everything he contributed.”
Mrs Judith Blake, Leader of the council said that the views of the people would be taken in to account when the council begin planning how Sir Jimmy’s life would be marked. She said that they were “definitely” going to plan some sort of memorial for the Leeds Legend.
Blake also added to this statement “He was a real Leeds lad and, now, of course, a Leeds legend who stayed true to his roots.
Most would remember Sir Jimmy Saville as the first and last presenter of the long-running BBC chart show Top of the Pops along with his television show Jim’ll Fix It.
He died on October 29th 2011, only 2 days short of his 85th birthday, of pneumonia.
“He was at the birth of popular culture, an absolute figurehead, and Leeds should get behind that and celebrate that.” As Blake described Sir Jimmy.