The Sherlock Holmes Society of the South West of England
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. 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. It also includes news and reviews of a Sherlockian nature for the benefit of our members.
We also host a variety of social events in the west country throughout the year, these range from discussions and debates on all aspects of the Canon (the collected stories of Sherlock Holmes) to auctions, river cruises and walks on Dartmoor. All members benefit from reduced rates for society events at which guests and friends are always welcome.
The Poor Folk maintain close links with other
organisations, such as "The Sherlock Holmes Society of
London", and "The Northern Musgraves" and a list
of these can be found below
please select one for more detail
Our Society journal released twice a year to assist our members to appreciate the complexities of the life and times of Mr. Sherlock Holmes
A forum of the Poorfolks latest news to keep you up to date with the running of the Society
The Society also produces a small number of pamplets or monographs written by our members on various Sherlockian and Victorian subjects.
Throughout the year, the Society hosts a variety of events in the west country for members to meet and socialise. Ranging from Canonical debates to Joint meetings and Syposiums on Dartmoor.
With this new technology available to us we hope to be able to interact with other like minded societies throughout the world. This is a list of sister societies and other Web sites 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org