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Footsteps Across the Moor
September 29, 2018 @ 10:30 am - September 30, 2018 @ 2:30 pm
The Poor Folk Upon the Moors, our good friends in the West Country have planned a weekend of events, on the 29th and 30th September, celebrating Sherlock Holmes and Dartmoor.
They’ll begin on Saturday with drama and discussion, in a comfortable room at the famous Nobody Inn, in Doddiscombsleigh, an attractive little village on the edge of the Moor — but only five miles from Exeter.
Marilyn Warbis and Pete Cummings have written a three-act play, Footsteps Across the Moor, “a speculative drama based on a historical event”, and have agreed to a play reading by the Poor Folk; the drama is guaranteed to interest Holmesians, Doyleans and Robinsonians alike. There will also be various, doubtless erudite, talks centring on the lodgers of 221B.
Sunday is Dartmoor Day.
Starting at the Warren House Inn at Postbridge, David Guest will act as guide on a not-too-strenuous walk, taking in some of the Holmesian and Doylean sites on the Moor.
Full details are here: Footsteps Across the Moor
“It is a wonderful place, the moor,” said he, looking round over the undulating downs, long green rollers, with crests of jagged granite foaming up into fantastic surges. “You never tire of the moor. You cannot think the wonderful secrets which it contains. It is so vast, and so barren, and so mysterious.”