Edith: There's a lot of people that've moved in now from other places. But they are nice people and we've mixed in with them – our generation. But I don't think you could ever find, wherever you went, the love, and the togetherness and the bond. You see we have a bond; we have a bond down here that, uh, whatever happens, we'll still turn up trumps if anybody is sick or if there's a bereavement. I'm not saying that we don't have our little quarrels, but it abounts [sic], it amounts to nothing. Cause when there's trouble, we're all there. We have just now recently lost two loving mem, members from the Bay area from when I was a little girl. They used to call them, or we used to have to call them when we were younger 'uncle' and 'aunty'. There was no first names; everyone was uncle and everyone was aunty. So we've just lost recently one of the old-timers: Aunty Reenie and Uncle Ken. And they were around when I was a little girl in napkins. And they've just recently passed away. They had a nice funeral: we have a big funeral and the majority of the people turn out.
And recently now that I, uh, do a little bit of singing in and out and we have a time at these funerals of loving memories and of loving people. All these great people that we had in the Bay, I used to see them when I was going, going to school. And they were security. Security; you're not afraid to, to run the streets, cause we had all these good people around us. And they would look after us. They would correct us and discipline us. And it doesn't matter whether it was your mother or your father: whoever. And, uh, uh, our generation – not my grandchildren's generation – have come under, come under that rule.
So now as I see the things changes and there will be more changes, I'm here, so most probably I'll be here now until the end of my days. But it's been a grand place for me to grow up in. I've never moved. I've moved to a different district, but I had to come back, because my roots are here now in the Bay. That's what we call it: the Bay, in the docks. And all the things now that they're building over Atlantic Walk and all the, the, the Bay that they talks about, it's not this Bay. This Bay, our Bay, Butetown is in Loudon Square. All that will be for new and for other people. The hard work that was done for us down here were the seamen. And they're all gone now; the majority've all gone. We may have one or two here now, but they have retired.
But what I'd say: our part of the Bay now is all gone, but we still got good memories. So all as I can say is now, that, uh, I've loved my place of growing up: churches, pubs; the pubs were like families. But there is still a little bit of the community left. It might not be too much as it was, but it's still there. And I think it'll, will always be there. You won't be able to remove it. As long as the majority of the Bay people are still living in this area.