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The Strand Magazine – Meeting

May 20, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

"I only wished to ask you how you would go from here to the Strand."

The Strand Magazine was first published in January 1891.

2016 marks its 125th anniversary and also the 125th anniversary of the publication of the first Sherlock Holmes short story “A Scandal in Bohemia”.

Our meeting this evening will focus on The Strand Magazine and we are fortunate to have as our speaker Geraldine Beare.  Geraldine is a long-standing member of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London and she also has the distinction of being the Chairman of The Poor Folk upon the Moor, The Sherlock Holmes Society of the South West of England.  Despite its name, this is a delightful, witty and warm Society and we are very pleased to congratulate them upon their 25th anniversary this year.

Geraldine is particularly well qualified to speak on this subject as she indexed The Strand Magazine in 1982 and subsequently selected a range of short stories from The Strand which were compiled into 3 volumes and published by the Folio Society – one of which was recently re-issued by them.  She has also indexed all the images in Punch from 1890-1970, helped to index the Pathé newsreels which formed the basis of those you can now access online and indexed The Sherlock Holmes Journal (1952-2002).  Apart from indexing, Geraldine gives day-courses on a variety of Social History subjects as well as occasional talks to local societies.

The iconic cover illustration of The Strand Magazine shows a view looking east down the Strand to St Mary Le Strand. The initial view showed Burleigh Street, which was the location of the original office of the magazine before it moved to Southampton Street, two roads along.  Our meeting will be held in the Strand Palace Hotel which is on The Strand and is between Burleigh Street and Southampton Street.  The view east from the front of the hotel is remarkably similar, despite the passage of time. 

The meeting will commence at 7pm and coffee will be available.  The cost of the event is £12.00.

  • Meet at 7pm at The Strand Palace Hotel
  • Charge – £12.00/ US$24.00 per person.  Coffee will be available.

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May 20, 2016
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The Strand Palace Hotel
372 Strand
London, WC2R 0JJ United Kingdom
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