Jimmy Savile

Past Lives and Present Misgivings – Part Two

Where was I? Oh, yes, Cumberlow Lodge, South Norwood. Politely described as a ‘children’s home’ – no doubt to honour the strictures of the will of the Victorian philanthropist, W E Stanley, who had left his much loved home to the government for use as a ‘children’s home’. It was a detention centre, adapted to the needs […]

September 11, 2014

Past Lives and Present Misgivings – Part One.

The blog post that won’t go away is still bouncing around in my head; the Sunday newspapers today have further infuriated me – and after long talks with Mr G, I have made the decision to publish. It is going to be a painful experience for me, one that will take several days to complete, […]

September 10, 2014

Memory Tricks.

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I can remember events that date back to being three years old – but they are ‘fixed images’ rather than a ‘video’ rendition of events. I have a clear image of my Father, bent over an old Rayburn, cooking bubble and squeak for me – but if you ask me ‘what was on the table […]

August 28, 2014

Mortuary Mendacity – The Yewtree Allegations (continued!)

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Another day, and the claims grow ever wilder; now permeating even those parts of the media – like The Times – that you might have relied upon in the past to check their sources and report actual facts. But then with the BBC continuing to taunt the Murdoch press with never ending coverage of ‘phone hacking’, […]

June 27, 2014

Not Even Whispered It Softly?

“Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence”. Leonardo da Vinci. Post-Leveson, the Dead Tree Press has been keen to show that, unregulated, they can expose much wrong doing in our world that could protect us from evil. The departed Jimmy Savile has been the poster child for this movement. His name attached to unsubstantiated facts […]

June 4, 2014

Exclusive – The Origins of Savilisation – Part Four.

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Once the older girls had moved onto Norman Lodge, and Susan was back in her dormitory, she wrote to Savile – a ‘come back all is forgiven’ letter in her words, there no longer seemed any reason why he shouldn’t continue to visit her and be her friend. She liked him, he was a straight […]

May 2, 2014

Exclusive – The Origins of Savilisation – Part Three.

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Another afternoon, and the boredom of Duncroft was relieved by a coach turning up (Wot! Still no Rolls Royce? You’ll never get the media to publish this!) – a rather special coach with tables between pairs of facing seats. Susan was getting annoyed with Jimmy Savile – she was taking all the jealous remarks and […]

May 1, 2014

Exclusive – The Origins of Savilisation – Part Two.

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When Susan returned to Duncroft, she gave the records to Ms Jones, the head mistress. She found herself closely questioned about this meeting with a celebrity from the music business – she had, after all, had some previous experience of drugs, and this was not unknown in the world of nightclubs. She replied quite truthfully […]

April 30, 2014

Exclusive – The Origins of Savilisation – Part One

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There it is. Evendon’s Lane, Wokingham. ‘X’ marks the spot. I have finally nailed down the origins of the ‘Savile was a monster’ legend – the greatest media hype this century.  Today the site holds a collection of ‘executive’ four and five bed-roomed red brick homes. Once, though, it was the site of ‘Ed’s Barn’, […]

April 29, 2014

Left Foot in the Circle…

One of the more curious aspects of the silence maintained by the vociferous voices we now hear shouting about Governmental inactivity and  suppression of ‘facts’ to the detriment of ‘vulnerable victims’, is the preponderance of them that appear to align themselves with the politics of previous incumbents – those 13 long years of Labour rule. […]

March 15, 2014