50 years ago: A play, fellowship and visitors

In the Feb. 16, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Arthur Hunter wrote:

“Many persons will recall the hilarious comedy that was staged a the local Town Hall on New Year’s night. By popular demand the presentation is being repeated at Bodden Town on Tuesday night next and will be taken to George Town on the night of Wednesday 23rd. The proceeds of the George Town presentation will be donated to the Preparatory School Fund.

“The United Church Woman’s Guild branches of the eastern districts will hold their annual fellowship day at Bodden Town on Friday next. The social hour will take place at 4 p.m. in the Industrial Centre. A public meeting will be held in the Bodden Town church commencing at 5:30 p.m. The program will be made up of items from all the branches and a guest speaker will discuss the subject ‘Jesus our Unity.’

“On Wednesday last, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Blackford of Jacksonville, Fla., accompanied by Mr. Marshall Claggett, arrived to spend a short vacation in this town. They stayed at the home of Mr. Denham Wood in Pease Bay. They are enchanted with Grand Cayman and no doubt we shall be seeing lots more of them in the future.

“Among the arrivals for this town during the course of last week was Mr. Cassidy Jackson who has been at sea for the last 14 months. He arrived on Sunday last. Also arriving on the same day were Mr. and Mrs. John Ropes. Mrs. Ropes is the former Phyllis Thompson. The Ropes are annual visitors and are in the process of building a winter home in this town.”