Alan Clarke, from York, celebrates hundredth birthday

Alan Clarke, of Acomb, who is celebrating his 100th birthday today

Alan Clarke, of Acomb, who is celebrating his 100th birthday today

First published in News

A GREAT- GRANDFATHER from York is today marking his hundredth birthday.

Alan Clarke, of the Boroughbridge Road area of the city, will celebrate his landmark birthday with 60 friends, family and neighbours at a lunch event this weekend.

Mr Clarke worked as a frame fitter for the RAF for many years before going to work for the Co-operative in York.

His daughter-in-law, Pat, said he believed the secret to his long life was remaining active and doing everything in moderation.

He was married to his wife, Caroline “Maysie” May, for 70 years before she passed away two years ago.

The couple had one son, David, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Mr Clarke is well known as a member of Acomb Methodist Church.

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9:47am Fri 30 Nov 12

sheps lad says...

And they say smoking kills!
And they say smoking kills! sheps lad
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1:15pm Fri 30 Nov 12

yorkborn66 says...

happy 100th fella , enjoy your day
happy 100th fella , enjoy your day yorkborn66
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3:47pm Fri 30 Nov 12

gerry1962 says...

Happy Birthday to a really lovely man - have a great party, Alan!
Happy Birthday to a really lovely man - have a great party, Alan! gerry1962
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