Our memories of Sir Jimmy

MEMORIES: Janet Foggin, Susan Mussam, Mary Elsey, Maureen Scott, Anne Pegg and Anna Jackson with Sir Jimmy, when he visited the St Luke's Church Eight O'Clock Club during the early 1980s.
MEMORIES: Janet Foggin, Susan Mussam, Mary Elsey, Maureen Scott, Anne Pegg and Anna Jackson with Sir Jimmy, when he visited the St Luke's Church Eight O'Clock Club during the early 1980s.

WITH the death of iconic DJ and personality Sir Jimmy Savile last month, readers have been getting in touch with their memories of Leeds’ favourite son.

Among them was Eva Shaw, who can remember Sir Jimmy’s visit to St Luke’s Church, Cleckheaton, during the early 1980s.

Her photograph shows the Eight O’Clock Club – which met once a week in the parish hall for more than 20 years – to help raise money for good causes.

One such cause was St James’s Hospital, where Sir Jimmy famously volunteered as a porter until recent years, which prompted the him to pay a visit to Moorbottom to meet the members.

Dressed in a light suit, the charismatic visitor spent some time with the members to show his gratitude for their hard work.