50 years ago: Captain W. Bodden visits

George-Town-50-years-finalIn the March 16, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, George Town correspondent Miss Frances wrote:

“Dr. R.E. McTaggart and Miss Ruth McTaggart returned from Kingston on the 10th after a most happy and memorable visit. Arriving by the same flight were Miss Ivy Johnson who spent a week making arrangements at the University of the West Indies for further laboratory training, Mr. Val Cottrell, Clerk of Courts for Grand Cayman, Miss Edna Jefferson of West Bay who spent some time with her uncle Hugh at Baltimore, Md., Mrs. V.G. Johnson, and Byron Lee and the Dragonaires.

“We are happy to have Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Fletcher of the Lime House, West Bay here again on their usual visit and especially to see Mr. Fletcher looking and feeling fine again after a restful time in the island. Their guests Mr. and Mrs. O’Halloran left on the 7th after a pleasant stay.

“Mr. and Mrs. Drumsill guests of Mr. and Mrs. Neil Eaton left for a week’s stay in Jamaica before going back home to Montreal, Canada.

“Mr. and Mrs. T. Sutton, of Cable & Wireless arrived from Norwich, England recently. Mrs. Sutton is now private secretary to Mr. Clark the consulting engineer of the airport project. They are occupying the home of Miss Amy Bodden.

“Rev. George Hicks, M.B.E., B.A., returned from Jamaica on the 12th after their memorable visit to see Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.

“Captain and Mrs. Warren H. Bodden returned to their home in Tampa after a very happy 17 day visit. It is hoped that their trip has been beneficial. Capt. Warren is 75 years of age and was a master mariner for many years having retired a few years ago. He owned the famous schooner ‘W.H. Arbutus,’ which was built by the Arch Brothers in 1939 … Captain Warren is now enjoying the fruits of his labours. They will spend a few days in Miami before returning with his daughter and her husband to Tampa. While in the island they visited Cayman Kai and Tortuga.”