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Arthur Conan Doyle at the Overground Underground Festival
May 11, 2016 - September 3, 2016
Martyn Sutton is the proprietor of "Uncle Jeremy's Household" in Ingleton – possibly the only shop named after one of Arthur Conan Doyle's non-Holmes stories. In 2014 he contributed a fascinating article to The Sherlock Holmes Journal about the author’s connection to this beautiful area of Yorkshire.
Martyn advises us that he will again be participating in “Overground Underground: the Festival of the Ingleborough Dales”, with two Conan Doyle themed walks on June 26th and July 24th.
Arthur Conan Doyle walked this area extensively when visiting his mother during the 35 years that she spent at Masongill Cottage, and he set two short stories here: 'Uncle Jeremy's Household' and 'The Surgeon of Gaster Fell'.
Martyn will also be giving a talk at St Oswald's parish church, where in 1885 Conan Doyle married Louise Hawkins. Martyn promises some little-known facts, such as why Arthur called his first wife “Touie”.
You can download the Festival programme at http://www.ogug.co.uk/programme-download/. There’s more information specifically about the Martyn Sutton’s own events and the Conan Doyle link to Ingleton and the surrounding area at https://www.facebook.com/unclejeremys/.