50 years ago: Training received, and visitors from Texas

In the Jan. 26, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, news items from George Town included:

“Mr. George Seymour recently attended an extensive course in transverse engines, hydrolastic suspension, disc brakes and a general course in auto mechanics. This was held at John Crook Ltd. In Kingston, Jamaica, for a period of two weeks.

“Mr. Seymour attained a standard to the level of that required by B.M.C. Service Ltd. Cowley, Oxford, England.

“This course was taken to enable Mr. Seymour to service all Austin cars in use in Grand Cayman for which Messrs. R.E. McTaggart & Bro. are the agents in the Cayman Islands.

“Mr. & Mrs. Bennie Bodden were happy to have their elder daughter, Mrs. Olney Wood (affectionately known as ‘Ethel’) of Port Arthur, Texas, who paid a flying visit just after Christmas. Although she was here for only two days, she visited many of her relatives and friends. Ethel was accompanied by her sister Mrs. Arthur Wood (Velona) and her beautiful little baby daughter Sheila. They will be remaining in the island for some time.”