Celebrating ‘Merry Mice’ – Gombey-style
Gombeys gathered yesterday to celebrate the life of Francis Llewellyn Spencer “Merry Mice” Darrell — a well-loved Gombey captain who died on August 22.
“Its basically a celebration of the life he lived,” said his son, Andrei Simons.
Mr Darrell, a former Pembroke resident, had moved and resided in the United States and died at the age of 83.
Mr Simons, a Gombey captain himself, said he wanted to put together a tribute for his father with the people “that were really close to us”.
According to Mr Simons, his father started dancing when he was about eight years old and “with the entertainer he was, it was always a big party”.
He pointed out that his father’s legacy lives on through his children, adding that “all my children have danced”. The celebration of Mr Darrell’s life was held at Ewing Street car park.