Savile, Scarborough, Dracula, Whitby
Whitby is a seaside town, port and civil parish in the Borough of Scarborough and English county of North Yorkshire. Situated on the east coast of Yorkshire at the mouth of the River Esk, Whitby has a combined maritime, mineral and tourist heritage, and is home to the ruins of Whitby Abbey where Caedmon, the earliest English poet, lived.
Jimmy Savile was buried in Scarborough, 15 miles along the same stretch of coastline as Count Dracula first set foot in England as a black dog in Bram Stoker’s famous gothic novel, leaping ashore from the ghost ship Demeter before running up the 199 steps to Whitby Abbey.
Whitby is also where Stoker came up with the name ‘Dracula’.
Scarborough is adjacent to the Prime Meridian.
Savile’s gold satin coffin was decked with a bouquet of white Yorkshire roses. As previously mentioned in the post ‘The language of flowers’ a white rose signifies purity. The cross on the top of his coffin is equally inappropriate (depending on whether you view it as a symbol of Jesus or the Catholic church that is)
Traditionally the origins of the emblem are said to go back to Edmund of Langley in the fourteenth century, the first Duke of York and the founder of the House of York as a cadet branch of the then ruling House of Plantagenet. The actual symbolism behind the rose has religious connotations as it represents the Virgin Mary, who was often called the Mystical Rose of Heaven. The Yorkist rose is white in colour, because in Christian liturgical symbolism, white is the symbol of light, typifying innocence and purity, joy and glory
When the revelations as to Fix-it’s past emerged, his honorific tombstone was said to have been ordered to be destroyed by his family ‘as a mark of respect to other families with loved ones buried nearby’. His grave was also encased in reinforced concrete.
Was this to keep grave robbers out or to keep something well and truly buried?
Savile’s coffin was angled at 45 degrees ‘so Jimmy could have a sea view’. It was pointed out that it also overlooked a school.
Both Count Dracula and Sir James Savile were energy vampires who stalked and terrorized England preying on young virgins.
The masonic-military* send-off, the gold coffin, the white rose, the cross, the 45 degree angle, the location on the Prime Meridian, the direction it faces, the erstwhile tombstone. They all seem to signify something. Whether it is some kind of ritual to keep the ‘head vampire’ from rising again like the idea of a stake through the heart or silver bullet for werewolves, or if it is at Savile’s own choosing is debatable.
*The men in suits with ribbons round their necks were in fact Knights of Saint Columba – a Roman Catholic chivalric order and nothing to do with Freemasonry.
It would however seem that super-villain Savile will enter folklore becoming the monster in children’s bedtime stories and in centuries to come his deeds will be seen as mythological fairy tales no more real than Dracula or The Joker of which Savile was a composite of the two. Already his image has joined the Transylvanian count and Batman’s nemesis in the rogues gallery of All-Hallows’-Eve fancy dress costumes. 31st October was his birthday after all.
But with a new age dawning perhaps what happened in the iron age stays in the iron age. Fear based constructs won’t be able to survive the shift of the ages and frequency recalibration. Savile never saw 2012. Perhaps because he knew his time was up?
The wishbone is said to be symbolic of the clitoris.