13 January 1927: Rupert Gunnis visited Famagusta which never failed to impress him, although the British Government was not exactly eager to spend on improvements.
“Spent the whole day in Famagusta going down in the trolley. I was not much impressed by the Commissioner Captain Fleury, who seemed glad not to be in touch with the people and rather too ready to impress HE with his efficiency and glossing over any awkward questions.
We did the usual round- I was impressed by the hospital and the harbour, where we spent some time discussing a new scheme for enlarging it but it seemed to me to be too expensive. We had a drive through the old town, how marvellous it is and received a welcome from the Moslems. It was very cold coming back.”
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