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The Porthole Murder

30 Aug 2019

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At 7pm on 30 August 2019, Paul Stickler, a retired police officer and vice-chair of the Hampshire Constabulary History Society will present the 1947 murder of Gay Gibson. Gay was on board the Durban Castle ship sailing from Cape Town to Southampton when she met her death. A man was charged with her murder and he appeared before Hampshire Assizes in Winchester the following year.

The presentation will take place in the Great Hall at Winchester, the very room in which the trial took place. The event will be hosted by Kevin Ashman from the BBC Eggheads programme and one of the VIP guests will be a woman, now 90 years of age, who was an official in the trial in 1948.

The event is in aid of Sebastian’s Action Trust, a charity established by Jane gates OBE, for distressed and deeply challenged families to help meet their needs as they face profound difficulties in caring for a child with life limiting or a life threatening illness. Their website is www.sebastiansactiontrust.org/

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Tickets for £15 are available via the charity’s website events page and all monies raised will go to help families supported by the Trust.

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It commences at 7pm with a free drink upon entry.

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