Tuesday 22nd October
7.30pm at Wickham Community Centre
Retired detective, criminologist and crime historian Paul Stickler explores the detail behind one of the most fascinating cases in criminal history.
Body Overboard – The Murder of an English Actress tells the tale of the 1947 disappearance of the actress Gay Gibson on a ship bound for Southampton from Cape Town. We follow the last known movements of the victim and explore the account provided by the man tried for her murder and his extraordinary behaviour in throwing her body overboard through a cabin porthole. The trial of the first class deck steward has a fascinating aftermath and the talk includes information believed not previously revealed in the public domain.