50 years ago: Business representatives tour airport

In the June 8, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, news from George Town included:

George-Town-50-years-final“On the 3rd of June, Members of the Legislative Assembly and representatives from the Chamber of Commerce, Tourist Board, Hotels Association and the airlines assembled at the airport at 10 a.m.

“They were taken on a conducted tour of the airport reconstruction arranged by Mr. F.G. Cook, Mr. D.M. Rennie and Mr. F. Cartwright.

“Starting at the quarry, the party were able to witness the setting off of a charge and see the quarry machinery working. Returning to the airport itself, they were shown all aspects of mixing, laying and testing the asphalt and concrete and were particularly interested in the testing as they had not realized that so much went into this.

“All were entertained to coffee break by the consultants and contractors and left feeling very grateful to them for a most interesting and informative morning.

“It is understood that, following a suggestion from Mr. Craddock Ebanks, MLA for North Side, it may be possible from time to time, for small groups of the general public to be given an opportunity to share in a similar exercise.

“A scholarship to attend a college in Leicester, England for a three-year course in teacher training has been awarded to Mary Hurlston, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Hurlston of George Town.

“Mary, who graduated from the Cayman Secondary Grammar School and has been on the staff of the school during the past few months, will commence her studies at the College in September.”