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The Undershaw Alliance

March 14, 2012

As many readers will know, Arthur Conan Doyle’s former home, Undershaw, is in a state of disrepair, and under threat of being converted into apartments by its owner, Fosseway, a Virgin Islands registered property company. The Undershaw Alliance brings together two groups, Academics for Undershaw, and Crime Writers for Undershaw to campaign to save the house for the nation in its current form, and establish a Conan Doyle Museum and centre for British crime writing. The planning permission granted to Fossway is going to the High Court on 23 May, 2012. There is an alternative:

But what better or more appropriate place could there be for a Conan Doyle Museum and Centre for British and Irish Crime Writing, thus affirming its cultural value and Conan Doyle’s place in the literary heritage of Great Britain and Ireland, and beyond, open and accessible to the public all year round (including school visits), with a library, conference facilities, crime writing courses and a writer in residence?

Join the campaign here: Undershaw Alliance.

One Comment leave one →
  1. hotcoco65 permalink
    March 22, 2012 5:20 pm

    I so hope Undershaw can be saved. I shudder to think of it being made into apartments when a museum/writing center would be a much more appropriate use for it.

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