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The Umbrella Organisation

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Conan Doyle Museum and Centre for British and Irish Crime Writing
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The Conan Doyle window in the Sherlock Holmes Pub
Photographer: Rakshita Patel

Academics for Undershaw

Mission Statement: To save Conan Doyle’s house for the Nation.

Cut and pasted from an email from David Charles Rose, who created and co-ordinates Academics for Undershaw:

Dear Colleagues,

"There could be no more appropriate use of the property than that proposed by Mr. Rose and Ms. Patel, to become a museum and center for the celebration and study of crime writing. I urge all crime writers everywhere to support their efforts."
– J. Madison Davis, President, The International Association of Crime Writers and Gaylord Family Endowed Chair of Professional Writing, the University of Oklahoma

This ringing endorsement of our cause ushers in the creation of Crime Writers for Undershaw, a sister list to Academics for Undershaw. Together they constitute the Undershaw Alliance, now numbering 480, dedicated to promoting the rescue of Undershaw and its conversion to public use.

As we move towards the High Court hearing in May, which will consider whether the planning permission for the destruction of Undershaw was perverse, we are amassing a very formidable body of informed and expert opinion: my thanks to all of you.