Dorothy Celia Elsie Pointer 1924 – 1996
From the Parish News – December 1997It is a year this month since the passing of Dorothy, who died in All Hallows Hospital on 28th December 1996, following a long illness.
Dorothy was born at Shotesham on 6th January 1924 to Frederic and Elsie Frost and was the eldest child in a family of seven. Her father Fred worked around this area all his life as a shepherd; the family moved to Long Stratton around 1930 and came to Park Farm Cottages, Earsham, in 1938. Fred and Elsie eventually moved to Lodge Farm Cottages (now Twin Cottage) in Middle Road, Denton around 1949
Dorothy worked for a while in domestic service, but during the war years she joined the Women's Land Army. It was while living at Park Farm Cottages that she met George Pointer, whose father Percy was farming with the family at Lodge Farm. They married in 1947 and lived at Lodge Farm Cottages. Dorothy later worked for Mr Sutton, a butcher in Bungay and more recently at Bungay Fleece.
In 1969 when the Pointer family vacated Lodge Farm, Dorothy and George moved into their bungalow in Middle Road, where George can still be found lovingly tending his garden. Dorothy had a deep affection for animals, keeping poultry and rearing calves which she had purchased from local fanners. George meanwhile developed his skill as a craftsman in carpentry and metalwork, and despite his disability was always ready to construct to order a variety of items ranging from artistic wrought-iron work to car trailers, etc They also shared a passion for Rough Collies, which were always ready to greet their visitors: in fact the name of their house 'The Saleece' was taken from two of the dog's names, Sable and Fleece.
Dorothy is greatly missed by the remaining members of her family, sisters Pauline and Evelyn, brothers Leonard and John, her nieces and nephew Maureen, Tracey and John Mark, and especially by George, her devoted husband for forty-nine years.