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The District Messenger, the newsletter of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London, began as the Society's "Grapevine Service" in 1982. The aim was to inform interested parties of forthcoming Holmesian plays and other events. The DM still does that – as well as covering films, radio and TV programmes, reviewing books, and much more! After 32 years and 350 issues its founder, Roger Johnson, has handed the newsletter over to the Society's social media wizard Carrie Parris. The District Messenger is published to an irregular schedule, ten or eleven times a year, and is available to members and non-members alike. E-mail subscriptions are free: contact Each new issue is also posted on the Sherlock Holmes Society's website at, where you'll also find a complete archive in fully searchable pdf format.