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Our Chairman and Founder, Roy Upton-Holder, passed away on the 16th November 2018.

Roy had been ill for some time but continued to take a great interest in what the Deerstalkers were doing.

His knowledge of the Sherlock Holmes stories was unsurpassed and his guidance and enthusiasm will be greatly missed.

If you have any recollections of Roy that you would like to share please send them to Dennis Duggan, our editor and honorary librarian, at:-


The Mapped London of Sherlock Holmes

The above paperback, by Thomas Bruce Wheeler, is accompanied by an interactive map

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Why not give it a try by clicking on the link above.


Roger Llewellyn

The Deerstalkers of Welshpool regret to announce the death of former president Roger Llewellyn on the 18th April 2018.

Although not unexpected it is a sad moment for those of us who knew Roger.

I well remember meeting him, along with some other Deerstalker members, after a performance at Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury.

Ian Corke


New President of the Deerstalkers

President of the Deerstalkers of Welshpool, Roger Llewellyn, has sadly been forced to relinquish that role for health reasons. Roger has played the role of Sherlock Holmes, on stage, many times.

Some time ago a group of us had the privilege of meeting Roger after his appearance at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury.

Our new President is the author, playwright, and acknowledged expert on Sherlock Holmes, David Stuart Davies. David is a very appropriate President for the only Sherlock Holmes society in Wales as he had a professional rugby playing father who hailed from Amanford in South Wales.

It is perhaps an interesting coincidence that David wrote two Sherlock Holmes plays for Roger Llewellyn. Sherlock Holmes: The Last Act and Sherlock Holmes: The Death and Life.

We wish Roger well and would be happy to hear from him if he feels able; and are delighted that David has agreed to be our new President.

If you would like to know more about David please go to his website at:-

David Stuart Davies

Roger Llewellyn


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