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to not understand why Jimmy Savilles headstone is being removed?

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ithinkimightbegoingmad Tue 09-Oct-12 22:17:03

It has been revealed that he was an utter shit....

but hes still dead surely? confused

why remove his headstone? what good will that do? I dont geddit....also thought church would object?

Sparklingbrook Tue 09-Oct-12 22:17:44

They are expecting vandalism I would imagine.

GwendolineScaryLacey Tue 09-Oct-12 22:18:12

I guess because the headstone bangs on about what an all round great bloke he was. Or they're worried about vandals.

OldLadyKnowsNothing Tue 09-Oct-12 22:18:20

It would be liable to attract vandals. And that's not fair on other people who visit graves there.

Sargesaweyes Tue 09-Oct-12 22:18:28


DeadQODy Tue 09-Oct-12 22:18:45

What gwen said, bit of both I reckon

ScaryBeardyCandyman Tue 09-Oct-12 22:18:48

There are people out there who would desecrate his grave. Removal of the headstone makes it harder to locate.

Sparklingbrook Tue 09-Oct-12 22:19:01

Plus it's hideous.

Anonymumous Tue 09-Oct-12 22:19:09

To be fair, it was grossly over the top - not quite on a par with Delboy's Mum's, but getting there!

vamosbebe Tue 09-Oct-12 22:19:34

They're worried it'll be vandalised just like the street signs outside his flat and the blue plaque.

wonderstuff Tue 09-Oct-12 22:20:03

The family members are deeply aware of the impact that the stone remaining there could have on the dignity and sanctity of the cemetery," Savile's family said in a statement.

"Out of respect to public opinion, to those who are buried there, and to those who tend their graves and visit there, we have decided to remove it."

Its a pretty big thing, and has had a bottle thrown at it this week, I can understand people visiting other graves not wanting it there, esp. if it becomes a target for vandalism.

happierhigherstrongerwheezing Tue 09-Oct-12 22:20:12

Because it says" it was good whilst it lasted"

MrsjREwing Tue 09-Oct-12 22:20:18

Poor grieving relatives with soldiers either side of him, it is a worry for them.

Poor victims with all that guff on his three headstones, a magnet for vandilism.

Pancakeflipper Tue 09-Oct-12 22:20:45

Because it will be smashed up.

I seem to recall his coffin being 'gold' and didn't they bury him extra deep to stop anyone nicking it?

usualsuspect3 Tue 09-Oct-12 22:20:51

I think it's out of respect for his victims and other visitors to the cemetery.

ILoveOnionRings Tue 09-Oct-12 22:21:35

Probably because it looks about four times bigger than anyones elses and agree that it is over the top, open to vandalism but may lead to graves nearby being vandalised too.

What a despicable man - I hope all those invloved are named, shamed and made to pay

ILoveOnionRings Tue 09-Oct-12 22:22:11


ithinkimightbegoingmad Tue 09-Oct-12 22:22:38

yes its a bit bling isnt it? pretty bad taste

and yes 'it was good whilst it lasted' <shudder>

will he then have an unmarked grave? or something more discreet?

MrsjREwing Tue 09-Oct-12 22:23:21

He is burried in concrete, he knew this would happen is my guess.

AKissIsNotAContract Tue 09-Oct-12 22:23:49

Is the stuff about him being buried in concrete true?

WilfredToadflax Tue 09-Oct-12 22:24:02

It is an ostentatious, glowing cv of a headstone which, given recent revelations is in very bad taste.

And it would be vandalised.

Glitterknickaz Tue 09-Oct-12 22:24:20

Yeah, he made sure he was encased in concrete too.

Wonder why?

Tryingtothinkofnewsnazzyname Tue 09-Oct-12 22:25:34

Having just google imaged it, it's worse than Delboy's mum's! It is clearly going to be targeted.

FreudiansGoldSlipper Tue 09-Oct-12 22:26:02

Because the description on the headstone of JS is a lie he was not a good person his charity work was a way for him to gain access to abuse the most vulnerable. he will be stripped of his title too so would have to be changed

Sparklingbrook Tue 09-Oct-12 22:27:06

He is buried at an angle as well so he can see the sea.

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