50 years ago: Plenty of holidaymakers and new arrivals on island

In the July 19, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, “George Town Notebook” correspondent Frances Bodden wrote:

“Mr. and Mrs. Russell Ryder and son Gary, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, spent an enjoyable nine-day visit with Mr. and Mrs. D.V. Watler at Crewe Road. Mr. Ryder is a brother of Mrs. Watler.

“A special welcome to Miss Elizabeth Ann Brown of Kent, England, who has come to spend a month in the island as guest of her brother Mr. Mike Brown and his wife Gwendolee.

“Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hunter have returned after their enjoyable island-hopping trip around the Caribbean. Dr. and Mrs. Douglas Hague arrived with their little daughter.

“Mrs. Swedmore and daughter Mrs. Crawford and husband and friend from Jamaica are all guests at Sea View Hotel.

“We bid farewell on the 12th to Mr. and Mrs. Daniel, who have spent several months in the island. Mr. Daniel in connection with the airfield reconstruction and Mrs. Daniel who was on the staff of the Secondary Modern School, George Town, we wish them well in their new sphere of service.

“We welcome Mr. and Mrs. Vernie Bernard from Trinidad. Mr. Bernard was on an agricultural course, and was successful in his studies.

“We welcome Mr. Peter Wight, second brother of Mr. Derek Wight, who has arrived in the island to work on the staff of By-Rite Super Market.

“We are always happy to have Mr. and Mrs. J. Mitchell in the island. They have with them their grandchildren.”

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