West Yorkshire will celebrate the life of the Leeds personality on Wednesday with a grand ceremony in the city.

 

West Yorkshire will celebrate the life of the Leeds personality on Wednesday with a grand ceremony in the city.

Roads are expected to be closed off in the city centre for the funeral service which is to take place on Wednesday afternoon.

The three-day long commemoration to pay respects to the Top of the Pops and Jim’ll Fix It presenter begins tomorrow with his body laid ‘in state’ at the glamorous Queen’s Hotel in the centre of Leeds where the public can visit to pay their respects.

Jimmy was often seen in his gold tracksuit and as in life in death he’ll also be seen shining resplendently in gold as he rests in a golden coloured coffin, with a closed casket lid.

West Yorkshire Police believe thousands of people will descend on Leeds on Wednesday to be part of the 84-year-olds ceremony, which it is expected to be attended by a representative of the Royal family.

300 invited guests will gather at St Anne’s Cathedral, in Leeds, from 2pm, with a further 400 members of the public allowed inside, those left outside will be able to watch the service on large screens. Before the service the funeral cortege will take a route along the roads outside Leeds General Infirmary where he worked unpaid for many yers and down Consort Terrace in Woodhouse, which was his childhood home.

The final day marking the life of the presenter and DJ will see Sir Jimmy buried in Scarborough on Thursday.

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