Death a huge loss to Southwick’s Wick Theatre Company

Mrs Betty Dawes, née Carpenter, died on May 27.

She, along with her husband Ralph, co-founded Wick Theatre Company in 1948 – 68 years ago.

Betty was a true friend and I was so pleased and glad to have known her for 35 years.

Being president of Wick, Southwick Community Centre and Southwick Opera, she was a true leader and I was so happy to be a member of Wick for 35 years, of which I was honorary secretary for 20 years.

We in Southwick have lost a giant at Southwick Community Centre, after all that both she and Ralph have done.

That’s my small tribute to Betty Dawes.

Mark Flower

Holmbush Close

Shoreham

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