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SUNDAY LUNCHEON AND AFTERNOON CROQUET

(The Torr No 22, Spring 2003 by R.R.W.Musgrave)    Sunday, 30th June, 2002 “.. I should have croqueted the Queen’s hedgehog ..” Alice in Wonderland Fears regarding the somewhat inclement weather proved groundless, as members of the Poor Folk and … Continue reading

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SCOOP!

(The Torr No 22, Spring 2003 by E.P.M. & R.R.W.M.)    It can now be revealed that Mr. Sherlock Holmes was born in 1897 in Croften, Yorkshire, and his brother, Mycroft, was born in near-by Pontefract in 1901 (younger brother, … Continue reading

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ROAD UP!

(The Torr No 22, Spring 2003 by Monty Lemon)   “Down the Strand the lamps were but misty splotches of diffused light, which threw a feeble circular glimmer upon the slimy pavement. The yellow glare from the shop-windows streamed out into … Continue reading

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THE ANNUAL DINNER 2002: A VERY HAPPY ‘RETURN’

(The Torr No 21, Autumn 2002 by Auberon Redfearn)   Holmes was, of course, a man of the Metropolis, unhappy when he was forced to leave it; and in spite of his French grandmother, Bohemian soul and cosmopolitan connections, he was … Continue reading

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MR. JOSEPH BELL, M.D.

(The Torr No 21, Autumn 2002 by Reggie Musgrave)     My bound Strand Magazines for July to December, 1892, carry an article entitled, A Day with Dr. Conan Doyle, by Harry How. The article follows an interview that took place … Continue reading

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PETER CUSHING IN WHITSTABLE

(The Torr No 20, spring 2002 by Nicolas Pillai)   Dartmoor and the small fishing town of Whitstable in Kent are very different places, the former being the home of the formidable Hound of the Baskervilles and the latter famous for … Continue reading

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A HOUND IT WAS

(The Torr No 19, Autumn 2001 by John Hall)    In an article in a recent issue of Red Herrings (the journal of the Crime Writers’ Association) Phil Rickman notes his sense of mild disappointment with the rather prosaic ending … Continue reading

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ANOTHER ADVENTURE FOR THE (SOUTH) WEST COUNTRY SOCIETY

 (The Torr No 19, Autumn 2001 by Shirley Purves)    Although we are the Society of the West Country, there is no reason why we should not read and enjoy other adventures, especially those set in the south of England and those … Continue reading

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THE TURN OF THE CENTURY

(The Torr No 18, spring 2001 by Eric Monahan)   Please don’t turn the page yet, because this is not another article on the Millennium Dome, or whether the new millennium begins in 2000 or 2001. I am speaking of … Continue reading

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