A tribute to Dennis Dutch: Mr Clark’s Pies

Last week, Dennis Dutch, founder of the last remaining Clark’s Pies shop in Cardiff, passed away.

He was 84 – not a bad age at all. I met him a couple of years ago, when we interviewed him for the We Are Cardiff film. He also wrote (with the assistance of his daughter) an amazing piece about his life history and the history of his shop in Grangetown.

Dennis Dutch – I always knew I wanted to join the family business

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photo by Adam Chard

You can watch Dennis in the We Are Cardiff film below. We had great fun interviewing him, he was such a gentleman. Though he’d been ill for a few years and was slowing down, he was still sweet and charming and told us some amazing stories about Grangetown. It was a shame we only had 40 minutes for the film. We could have filled the whole thing with him!

What a guy. Was a real privilege to have met him. RIP.

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