Society aims and services

“In a modest way I have combated evil, but to take on the Father of Evil himself would, perhaps, be too ambitious a task.”

(The Hound of the Baskervilles)

The aim of The Poor Folk Upon the Moors has always been to increase the knowledge and understanding of its members in the life and times of Mr Sherlock Holmes, the world’s first private consulting detective, and his friend and colleague Dr John H. Watson as portrayed within the stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Sherlock Holmes

We aim to do so in a friendly and informal manner and publish a biannual journal entitled The Torr in which our members can submit and answer any articles they feel have reference to the topic. t also includes news and reviews of a Holmesian nature for the benefit of our members.

We also host a variety of social events in the West Country throughout the year, ranging from discussions and debates on all aspects of the Canon (the collected stories of Sherlock Holmes) to dinners, auctions, river cruises, walks on Dartmoor and, of course, our AGM (with accompanying luncheon).  All members benefit from reduced rates for society events at which guests and friends are always welcome.

Other areas on his website are:

News – A forum of the Poor Folk‘s latest news and other snippets which are perhaps of interest to fellow Holmesians.

The Torr – ‘Cuttings’ from our Society’s biannual journal to whet your appetite and crave for more!

Other publications – The Society also produces a small number of pamphlets or monographs written by our members on various Holmesian and Victorian subjects.

Links – We hope to be able to interact with other like-minded societies throughout the world.  This is a list of sister societies and other websites which have been selected by our members as their own “favourites”.  If you would like to have a site added to this list please contact us.

Finally, we wish you a lot of fun reading through our pages and hope that, if not yet a member, you will consider joining!

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