Roads to close for Leeds’s own Sir Jimmy Savile’s funeral

Sir Jimmy Savile at Scarborough railway station on Saturday to make a TV ad for the Golden age of the train, but this time the Scarborough Spa Express, which starts running on the 19th July. Picture by Andrew Higgins 1126112p 02/07/11
Sir Jimmy Savile at Scarborough railway station on Saturday to make a TV ad for the Golden age of the train, but this time the Scarborough Spa Express, which starts running on the 19th July. Picture by Andrew Higgins 1126112p 02/07/11
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West Yorkshire Police are expected to close off roads in the city centre for the funeral of Sir Jimmy Savile.

The funeral, which is expected to attract thousands to the city on Wednesday, will see the closure of Cookridge Street.

The three day commemoration to mark the funeral and burial of the Leeds legend will begin on Tuesday morning (November 8) at the Queen’s Hotel, in Leeds, when the gold coloured coffin, with a closed casket lid, will be situated so people, can come to pay their last respects.

Thousands of people are expected to attend over the day including a representative of the Royal family, not yet named.

On Wednesday the funeral, a catholic requiem mass, is to be held at St Anne’s Cathedral, in Leeds, from 2pm.

Around 300 invited guests and 400 members of the public can attend, but many thousands are expected to descend on the city centre.

Before the service the funeral cortege will pass Leeds General Infirmary and his childhood home at Consort Terrace in Woodhouse.

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