A huge thank-you is due to everyone at the North Norfolk U3A for organising such an enjoyable conference on true crime, which took place at Fakenham on 18 November. Huge amounts of hard work behind the scenes meant that on the day everything ran smoothly and to plan.
First speaker was historian Neil Storey who told us about some classic crimes of Norfolk. After tea and coffee I spoke about poison, based on my book The Secret Poisoner. We were then served lunch, and the next speaker was Lindsay Siviter on the notorious 1974 murder of Sandra Rivett and the disappearance of Lord Lucan. Then a break for tea and coffee and our last speakers were Frogg Moody and Ruby Vitorino about the tragic and unsolved 1908 murder of Teddy Haskell.
The event was extremely well-attended by an enthusiastic and interested audience. It was delightful to be approached by so many people afterwards who said how much they had enjoyed the day.
Afterwards we strolled to the Limes in Fakenham for a relaxing drink before supper, and I was amused to see a replica penny-farthing on display. Couldn’t resist a picture!
My special thanks to Sue and Phil Parry for their generous hospitality.