50 years ago: Woman’s guild social tea deemed a success

In the Feb. 16, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, East End correspondent Charles Dixon wrote:

“Miss Valintine Wood returned form the U.S. on the 7th after spending a few weeks with her daughter.

“Also returning were Mr. Rexford Miller who had been employed on the M/V Chemical Trader, and Mr. Denby Rankine who had spent some time in Jamaica with friends.

“Mrs. Olga Whittaker and Mr. Harris Conolly departed on Sat. 11th for Jamaica.

“The government quarry resumed operations on Monday the 13th. This project provides employment for 5 persons from this district.”

In the same issue, North Side correspondent Nettie McCoy reported:

“On Thurs. 10th, the Woman’s Guild held their social tea at the home of Mrs. Beryl Whittaker. Choruses were sung and a bible quiz was led by Mrs. Norma Ebanks.

Refreshments were served by Mrs. Whittaker and a very enjoyable social hour was spent.

“Arriving home on the 13th were Mr. Winson Miller and Mr. Quinston Connolly to spend their vacation. Both men are employed by N.B.C.

“Leaving on the 14th were Mr. Cloden Douglas and Mr. Richard Chisholm, to take up work with N.B.C.

“Mr. Robert Brenton of Cayman Kai returned on Sunday having made a trip to the States consequent on the death of his father. We offer our condolences to him and his family.

“Also returning from a short trip to the States was Mr. Ralph Coatsworth. We wish him every blessing as he takes up residence in his new home which was recently completed.”