Bogle aka Mr Wacky Museum In The Works

Bogle aka Mr Wacky Museum In The Works - Lincoln Crescent, popularly known as Roses Corner in Kingston 13, is not quite the same as it was 14 years ago.

Bogle aka Mr Wacky Museum In The WorksBogle aka Mr Wacky Museum In The Works

Currently under a state of emergency, the community has lost a few of its prided members (roses) including famed dancer Gerald 'Bogle' Levy, who is affectionately remembered as Mr Wacky.

In a move spearheaded by Black Roses member Lonsdale 'Boysie' Guy, residents are hoping to transform the entertainer's former home to a museum.

"I have to get the go ahead from the persons who own the yard and send a letter to the office of the Ministry of Culture, which has been delayed because I've been travelling and teaching, so everything isn't done as yet," Guy told THE WEEKEND STAR.

"The museum is gonna have memorabilia as I'm organising some of the stuff he used to wear at parties, and also merchandise like T-shirts and cups with his photos. The residents are supportive because it's something everybody can benefit from, just like Bob Marley has a museum. It's gonna provide employment for a lot of the guys in Roses so dem a look forward to it."

Guy has been giving tours of the space for years through his dance workshops held at Roses Corner. The property's caretaker, who requested not to be named, told THE WEEKEND STAR that he has had conversations with residents wanting to see a museum in Bogle's honour, but said no formal agreement has been finalised.

Bogle was a founding member of the Black Roses Crew, which included community leader William 'Wille Haggart' Moore, David 'Ice' Smith and Michael Stewart.

Bogle was shot and killed at a St Andrew service station on January 20, 2005, after leaving Weddy Wednesdays at Stone Love HQ in the wee hours of the morning.

Ricardo, 36, who also goes by the name Richie, said he was by his side on the fatal night.

"Me and Bogle always a par. Me deh beside him when him dead. Bogle is a star, him coulda be a gunman but him seh 'gyal over gun' and tell we seh we nuh fi bad, we fi dance. (But) The community nuh nice yah now," he said, referring to the niggling crime despite the ZOSO.

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