“…Just consider what it is now. I do not think a more unsuitable place could be found in the town of Douglas. There is a constant working of machinery at the back, and to put a poor miserable wretched creature there suffering from ill-health is as much as to say, you do not want him to get better all.
Mr Quine: There is an American bowling alley opened there.
Mr Laughton: Did any gentleman present ever go into an American bowling alley? You will know that the noise is something like thunder. In addition to that we are to have a theatre that is to be built there, and we shall have a band practising in the day time for the evenings, and we all know what band practices are.”