The People Time Forgot: Marl road news

In any small community, be it West Bay, North Side, East End or the Brac, a favorite pastime (especially during campaign season) is gossip, known in Cayman as “marl road news.”

In this image shot in West Bay in the early 1980s, two unidentified ladies are in the heat of “chinwag.”

The art of chatter and hearsay has not changed much over the years, only the basis of the back fence talk and the names of the candidates has altered.

This image is from the book “The People Time Forgot” by George Nowak, available at the National Museum. All proceeds from sales of the book go toward museum projects.

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