Mudcat Café message #1202877 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #70251   Message #1202877
Posted By: GUEST,synchronicity
08-Jun-04 - 03:05 PM
Thread Name: Pete Clarke - obit
Subject: RE: Pete Clarke - obit
It seems that our reply, just written from the heart, on hearing the sad news of Pete's untimely death has not reached the nether regions of the electronic systems and we really can't manage to recount exactly the same words we have just written.

We have just returned from holiday to an e-mail from Malc Gurnham and we just can't believe that Pete is no longer here with us. Having recently been spending more time in Whitby we were looking forward to seeimg more of Pete in the Tap & Spile, and agree with all the sentiments that have been expressed by his many friends around the country.

As regular Bedduthers, we will always have in our minds a picture of Pete with his clipboard as he worked to keep the festival on track, filling up any gaps with such apparent ease and calm (could you just do a spot here??) The festival just won't be the same without him - he will genuinely be missed by us all. Please pass on our condolences to his family.

Sadly we will be unable to make the journey from Leicestershire to Scarborough on Thursday but we will be at Bedduth Folk Club on Wednesday to raise a glass (how many!!) to Pete - a great presence on the folk scene.

Are there any plans for donations to any favourite causes/charities in Pete's memory? Please let us know - there must be some fitting way that we can all remember Pete.

Debbie Osborne & John Eaves