Hilda Murrell Commemoration Event Saturday 22nd March 2014

by MorrisHallShrewsbury on March 10, 2014

A special public meeting will take place in Shrewsbury’s Morris Hall at 5.30pm on Saturday 22nd March to mark the 30th anniversary of the murder of the Shropshire rose grower Hilda Murrell. Admission is free but please reserve your seat: call 01743 232236 or email pengwernbooks@live.co.uk – full details of the event can be found in the flyer and press release below.

hilda murrell 30th anniversary morris hall march 2014

Event to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the murder of Hilda Murrell, at The Morris Hall Shrewsbury

The meeting will discuss how recent revelations about the mishandling of the Hillsborough tragedy and the flawed enquiry into the death of Stephen Lawrence may have parallels with the way the murder of Miss Murrell was investigated.

The meeting will also see the launch of the newly revised UK edition of the paperback book “A Thorn in Their Side”, written by her nephew Rob Green who will address the audience live from New Zealand.

Commander Green held a key position in Naval Intelligence at the time of the controversial sinking of the Argentinean battleship The Belgrano. He says his book “contains new evidence which should have acquitted Andrew George (who was found guilty of her murder in 2005) and makes the compelling case that Hilda was abducted by the authorities to find out what she knew about the Falklands War and technical problems with the Sizewell nuclear reactor”.

In 1984 at the age of 78, Miss Murrell was found brutally murdered in a field near Shrewsbury, having just gained permission to testify against the nuclear industry at the Sizewell B public enquiry.

The meeting will be chaired by broadcaster Chris Eldon Lee who has been following the case of 30 years. “Andrew George was a slight youth of 16 at the time of Hilda’s death and could not drive. Those close to the cause reckon he could not have perpetrated the complex abduction and murder of Miss Murrell alone. As with the Stephen Lawrence and Hillsborough cases, we’re convinced evidence has been withheld. Now the 30th anniversary is approaching it will be interesting to see what information is, or is not, released under the 30 year rule.”

Other speakers include Hilda’s friends Daphne Philips and Trina Child (who is flying in from Delhi for the meeting) and plans are being laid to enable the celebrated QC Michael Mansfield to speak from France.

The meeting is free but booking is highly recommended on 01743 232236 or via pengwernbooks@live.co.uk

To learn more about Hilda Murrell visit the website www.hildamurrell.org.

The Morris Hall team are pleased to be hosting this event.

If you would like to hold an event at The Morris Hall Shrewsbury, please explore our website to see our facilities and hire charges, then find our availability calendars and contact details at the foot of every page. We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.

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