Monthly Meetings

10:30 Annual General Meeting
11.00 Presentation
doors open 09:45

Paul Barwick

“Georghi Markov and
the Poison Umbrella Murder”

In 2023 Paul Barwick thrilled and mystified us with his presentation about Gareth Williams and the Mystery of the Body in the Bag. He now introduces us to Georghi Markov.

This is an extraordinary story of murder and revenge.
In 1978 Bulgarian journalist Georghi Markov was assassinated on Waterloo Bridge with a microscopic pellet containing the deadly toxin Ricin, fired from a modified umbrella supplied by the KGB. With the Cold War raging, Markov was a thorn in the side of the Bulgarian Prime Minister Todor Zhivkov.
We recall the tragic events that shocked the world over 44 years ago. We look at the deadly poison Ricin and examine the evidence against the main suspect for the assassination.

No fee to be paid

Contact: Groups via this link (select addressee: Groups)

The meeting will be hybrid, if you wish to participate on Zoom, use the link that will be supplied in the Group News closer to the date.
If you experience difficulty with the sound, turning on Captions, at the bottom of the Zoom screen on a PC or by clicking on More … on an iPad, should assist greatly.

Boxmoor Playhouse
72 St John’s Rd
Hemel Hempstead

Parking round the Moor   OR    55 – 57 Park Road, HP1 1JS
X5 bus from Berkhamsted Town Hall  to St John’s Church, walk 10 minutes
Buses are every 30 minutes: 21 and 51 past the hour, return 10 to and 20 past the hour, but check

2024 Dates    (see below for Refreshments Rota)     
5 August                Hemel: AGM plus Paul Barwick – The Poison Umbrella Murder
2 September         Northchurch: Jeremy Holmes – Byron
7 October               Hemel: Mike BarbakoffBletchley
4 November         Hemel: David BurnellUnderground Art
2 December          Hemel: “Christmas Celebration” Ukulele and Folk Singing

Refreshments Rota
5 August                 Circle Dance
2 September         Painting for Pleasure
7 October               Calligraphy
4 November         Flower Arranging
2 December          German Improvers

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Last updated: 6 Jul 2024

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