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The Undershaw Alliance now numbers 500 academics and other scholars
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The Undershaw Alliance: Campaigning for a Conan Doyle Museum and Centre for British and Irish Crime Writing


Photo credit: all-art.org, courtesy of the Haslemere Educational Museum

Conan Doyle's Epitaph:

Steel True
Blade Straight
Arthur Conan Doyle
Knight
Patriot, Physician and Man of Letters

The Undershaw Alliance now has 500 fully signed up academics and other scholars opposed to the destruction of Undershaw and favouring a Conan Doyle Museum and Centre for British and Irish Crime Writing. Crime writers who support the Underhshaw Alliance number nearly 50.

What are the Undershaw Alliance campaigning for?

To save Undershaw for the Nation by relaunching it as the 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.

How are its proposals different from the current development plans and also the plans of the Undershaw Preservation Trust (UPT)?

There are three plans in contention:

(a) our own aim to save Undershaw for the Nation by relaunching it as the 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, shop, conference facilities, crime writing courses and a writer in residence;

(b) the aim of the Undershaw Preservation Trust for Undershaw to be turned into a single private residence; and

(c) the aim of Fosseway Ltd for Undershaw to be turned into multiple private residences.

Join Our Campaign

If you would like to join the Undershaw Alliance, please write to us at undershavian@gmail.com.

Do not worry if you are not an academic or a crime writer - you can still join the Undershaw Alliance campaign. You can add your name to our growing list of supporters, or write a message of support saying why you think Undershaw is worth saving, and why it should be a Museum and Centre for Crime Writing.

David Charles Rose, Rakshita Patel

The Undershaw Alliance website is here:
http://www.undershawalliance.com/

Undershaw as it is now: