The Body through the Porthole – online talk

Join us for our third online talk. This promises to be an afternoon with a difference!

“The Body Through the Porthole” – a true story from 1947 when a young actress sailing from Cape Town to Southampton aboard the Durban Castle had a liaison with a deck steward.  During one such liaison, she died and he pushed her body through the porthole!  The ship was 90 miles from the nearest land and in shark infested waters.  The audience act as jury and decide if the accused was guilty or not guilty or murder.

  • Did Gay Gibson’s ailments cause her death?
  • What was the significance of the alarm clock left on deck?
  • Who rang the cabin alarm bells?
  • How did James Camb explain the scratches on his arms?
  • What happened after the trial?

Tickets are £5 you will be emailed the zoom link ahead of the talk so you can be ready to login for 2pm!.

Please ensure that you are confident with how to logon ahead of the talk. You will need to have Zoom installed on your device.

The talk will be accompanied by visuals so you will need speakers and a screen on your device.

Please book by Thursday 25 February.

This event is organised by the Friends of Arundel Museum.

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26 Feb 2021


2:00 pm - 3:15 pm