The above is the front cover of a book of poems by the inmates if Maidstone Prison in Kent published in 1979. On page 2, the reader is advised that the 'primary objective in producing this book is to create a fund of money which can be donated to children's charities.......The book can also serve to illustrate the point that despite being in prison, it is possible for people to use their energies and creative ability for the benefit and greater good of society.'
I have no idea how Jimmy Savile came to be associated with this effort, but he is obviously supportive of the men inside !
Is Broadmoor a hospital or a Prison ? Jimmy appears to have been quite heavily involved with both. Here's somthing you might be surprised to learn - the clue is on the cover guys and gals !
What the hell has Lord L got to do with JS I hear you ask ? Well, quite a bit as it happens, read on !
The 'committee' included some famous names from the world of popular music !
The above is an extract from the following book available online via google P127
Offensive Literature: Decensorship in Britain, 1960-1982By John Sutherland
I'm not sure Jimmy had much involvement, I'm still burrowing for more information. An article in the Telegraph two years later suggests he didn't have much, if anything, to say on the subject !
Goodness, it was all happening in 1970' , no wonder the powers that be are trying to expunge it's memories of the time. Thirty four years later at the time of Longfords death (October 2006), one ex MP recall's his involvement with the committee !
The BBC article includes this from Jon Snow one of our leading News Presenters
The 'billionaire king of Soho' s book continues
(From 'Members Only the life and times of Paul Raymond' extract available online.)
'Conference ? I wonder if any of the meetings was televised at the time. Mrs Whitehouse was indeed a television star, I remember she seemed to be frequently when I was a kid.
A certain fledgling newspaper was in the sights of the righteous few/Majority in the early 70's !
The Sun 'in the dock' ? How times change, forty years later and they and the rest of the msm are colluding with the moral minority to put entertainers from the 1970's in the dock !
The above extract from 'The Arts in the 1970's Cultural closure' by Dr Bart Moore-Gilbert includes the Political impact of the
Have I go off the subject guys and gals, or have I gone on it ? The Tories were successful in 1979, I doubt that they will fare as well in the next election.
Lord Longford and Jimmy appear to have something in common though wouldn't you agree ? Here's how the 2006 BBC article on the death of Longford summed up the man and his life's work.
Some readers might consider the following extract a little sanctimonious to say the least given this rag's endorsement of the latest moral purity movement !
Read that sentence under the photo again Guys and Gals ! Another philanthropist who cared about those others spurn !
NEXT TIME - Prisoner's or Patients - Inside Broadmoor with Jimmy Part 7