50 years ago: Lighthouse Club officially opens in Breakers

In the March 15, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, news from Bodden Town included:

“There was a very happy time spent on Monday evening, March 6, at the formal opening of the Lighthouse Club Ltd. at Breakers. The place is airy and on the sea front and is built in the form of a ship with the flag flying. One of the most interesting features is up on the top of the middle wall, there is a miniature railroad, the first on the island.

“The Club was formally opened by His Honour the Administrator, to which Mr. Hull suitably replied.

“A lovely, tasty supper was served, consisting of turkey, ham, and all the good things that go with it, which was enjoyed by all.

“Mr. and Mrs. Leon Hull are to be congratulated on their venture and we wish them well.”

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Other Bodden Town-related news included:

“We understand that Mr. Arthur B. Hunter has recently received news of his admission as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England.

“Mr. Hunter received his secondary education at Knox College in Jamaica and was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Jamaica in July 1960 after serving his Articles with Messrs. Samuel and Samuel, Solicitors of Kingston, Jamaica.

“He returned to Grand Cayman in August 1960 and served the Government of the Cayman Islands as Clerk of the Court and Registrar of Companies and Lands. In August 1965, he joined with his father, Mr. C.A. Hunter, Law Agent, in establishing Cayman’s first legal firm Hunter and Hunter.”

In the March 22, edition, further news of the Lighthouse Club included:

“Over 100 guests headed by His Honour the Administrator Mr. J.A. Cumber and Mrs. Cumber attended a party at the Lighthouse Club on Tuesday, March 14.

“The occasion was informal and the guests moved about and chatted freely with each other. A representative cross-section of the island was invited.

“Drinks and buffet supper were served with the compliments of the management, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Hull.

“Shortly after 9 p.m. dancing followed to the spontaneous rhythm of a North Side group.”

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