Tributes for Dorothy Clark

Tributes have been flooding in on Caistor’s various Facebook pages for Dorothy Clark, who with her husband Arthur, used to run a youth group in the town.

News of Mrs Clark’s death came yesterday (Friday, October 9, 2015) via Carol Barnes, who runs a Facebook group known as Caistor Past and Present. She also posted the news on another group known as Caistor Memories.

Mrs Clark, hailed as a “wonderful, caring lady” was also well known for writing poetry and her skill at knitting, often creating little knitted dolls of people she knew. One person remembered her playing tennis “in her earlier days”.

“I’ve just heard that Caistor has lost one of its most dearly loved and respected ladies,” wrote Ms Barnes. “Many of us remember her for running Caistor Youth Club along with her husband Arthur.”

By early this morning, 31 different messages of tribute had been left for Mrs Clark, with most describing her as a “lovely lady”.

In 1994, Mrs Clark wrote a poem for the 50th anniversary of VE Day, which was published in the Market Rasen Mail.

Last summer, former Rasen Mail reporter/photographer Alan Caine had posted a message about Mrs Clark on Facebook after paying her a visit.

“I was still doing my bit part time on the Rasen Mail in 1994,” he wrote. “Dorothy and Arthur were always good for a story,”

He had described the visit as “like old times.”

“I will always remember the youth club days,” added Mick Mellors to the list of tributes. “They (Dorothy and Arthur) were both legends.”

Photograph of Mrs Clark and consent to use by Alan Caine

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