50 years ago: Lillian Bodden and Lucille Seymour back from teachers’ college

In the July 27, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, George Town correspondent Frances Bodden wrote:

George-Town-50-years-final“Miss Lillian Bodden and Miss Lucille Seymour of George Town have arrived from Shortwood College, Jamaica. Miss Bodden has completed her training and will teach in one of the Government primary schools. Miss Seymour is home for her summer holidays and will return in September. She is doing well so far and is happy to be home again.

“Mr. Tim Thompson of Miami is on a two week visit to the island. Mr. Thompson plans to return shortly to build a home at Half Way Pond, near to his sister, Miss Hilary Thompson, who is most happy to have him. No doubt in the near future Half Way Pond will become a real residential centre, as that area is very cool and pleasant.

“Mr. Anthony Coe returned to Bluefields, Nicaragua via Costa Rica on the 22nd after spending a few months with his aunts Mrs. Clarice Bodden and Misses Iva and Sylvia Coe. Anthony is a brother of Messrs. Semmes and Ulric Coe.

“Mr. and Mrs. Wilcox returned from Jamaica on the 21st of July. We are happy to know that Mr. Wilcox’s eye operation was a success. “We are happy to announce the arrival of the first child of Mr. and Mrs. Hurley Merren, a son, at the George Town hospital on July 21. Both mother and son are doing well.

“Mrs. Grace Mosley and her two darling children Tony and Pamela left for England via Jamaica on the 21st, she will travel by ship to Southampton and thence to Derby to visit her in-laws, then on to London to make arrangements to settle there and put the children in school. Grace and her children will be greatly missed. We wish them all success.

“Mrs. Wolsey Bodden and children left on the 23rd to join her husband in Tampa where they will make their home. She was accompanied by her mother-in-law, Mrs. Rachael Bodden, who has gone to visit her daughter, Mrs. Verneta Jackson and her children.

“Misses Gail McIntyre and Susan McBride of Canada are now visiting George Town and are the guests of Miss Frances Bodden. A programme has been arranged for these young ladies. Since their arrival on the island they have made several friends and hope to return again some day.

“They leave on Thursday the 28th and will be accompanied by Misses Carol Ann Ebanks and Betty Ebanks, who will spend three weeks in Canada. This will be a great experience for these young ladies and it is hoped it will be beneficial as well.”