Cayman Islands offers trip to Walter descendants
The Cayman Islands Government Office in the UK has launched a competition with the prize of a trip of a lifetime open to anyone who has an ancestral connection to the Islands’ original Welsh settler. A Welshman called Walter and a Cornishman called Bawden were the first known people to inhabit the Caribbean islands in 1658. Their surnames morphed into Bodden and Watler, which are still family names on the Islands. Now, to raise awareness of the 360-year relationship between the Cayman Islands and Wales and Britain, the Office is offering one competition winner the chance to visit the Islands and meet the Caymanian Watlers. To find out how to enter the competition, visit cigouk.ky/wales. The closing date for entries is 31 August.