West Bay hosts its Heritage Day

Visitors, school children and residents enjoyed a day of culture and tradition at the West Bay Heritage Village on Monday.

It was West Bay’s turn to host the district Heritage Day, part of the annual Pirates Week Festival. Heritage Days will be held in other districts throughout this week, including North Side on Tuesday, Bodden Town on Wednesday and George Town on Thursday.

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In West Bay, attendees explored an old-time Caymanian cottage, filled with memorabilia, old photographs and other displays, and learned about the outdoor kitchen. Eziethamae Bodden, chair of the West Bay District Heritage Committee, was on hand, in traditional dress, to welcome visitors to the cottage and to tell them about the sights and tastes that were available throughout the day.

Visitors also got a close-up look at a catboat, an iconic vessel that was used to catch and transport turtles at sea.

At stalls throughout the field, thatch goods were on sale, with thatch makers demonstrating their handiwork.

There were plenty of snow cones, freshly made, to keep everyone cool as the sun beat down on the event, and also a selection of local foods to sate appetites when lunchtime rolled around.