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See Events page for date of next members meeting to be held at the Raven Inn.


The Mapped London of Sherlock Holmes

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

which ca519enePcxuL._UX250_[1]n be viewed at:-

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




The Carlton Coffee Club.

The next meeting of the above will be at 10:30am on Thursday 1st February 2018, at the Royal Oak, Welshpool.

The New Baker Street Bugle!

Dennis J Duggan

After many years of editing the Bugle our Founder and Chairman, Roy Upton-Holder, has handed over the baton to Dennis J Duggan.

Not only has the editor changed but the look of the Bugle has been updated.

Roy will still play a part in its publication in the role of an Assistant Editor.

The re-design of the Bugle was carried out by Ian C Corke, our Deputy Chairman, who will also take over the printing.

Letters and contributions should be sent to Dennis.



The Carlton Coffee Club.

There will be a special meeting at 10:30am on Thursday 28th December 2017, at the Royal Oak, Welshpool.

Members Meeting

Please note next members meeting will be 7-30pm,  Friday 12th January 2018 at Baskerville.


The Great Hiatus

Where?  The Judge’s lodgings, Presteigne.

When?  Date to be announced.


Mrs. Hudson’s Dinner Party

When?  Saturday 24th June 2017, 6pm for 6-30pm.

Where?  In the Den at the Dragon, Montgomery.


The Carlton Coffee Club.

A new feature

The first Thursday in every month, at 10:30am, members and friends, will meet at:-

The Royal Oak Hotel,
The Cross, Welshpool,
Powys, SY21 7DG

15th Anniversary Book

Free copies have been sent all members. If you are a member and haven’t received one please get in touch.

Nemesis Game

To try on-line evaluation version please go to NEMESIS heading.

A board version of the above is expected to be available early in 2017:-



Published May 2016

P1000635How well do you know the Sherlock Holmes stories?

Why not test your knowledge of all sixty stories, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, featured in:-


Available for £5  from:-





9 – 4:30

Tel:   07939569095


Or order by post on the Merchandise Section of this website.


A new Sherlock Holmes story by

Arunabha Sengupta

Sherlock Holmes and the Birth of the Ashes is available from Amazon in
both paperback and Kindle.
A review of this book will appear in issue 84 of The Baker Street Bugle.

September 14th 2015


Moriarty Suspected of causing landslide near Bwlch-Y-Cibau

From Baker Street Bugle correspondent Ian Corke:-

Deerstalker member and caricaturist Mark Bardsley was driving home when his car was hit by a rock which was part of a landslide. Although unhurt he was shaken by the incident.

Inspector Lestrade said police suspected that the landslide was set off deliberately and not caused by heavy rain as was first thought.

The motive is thought to be revenge because Mr Bardsley, who had  produced a drawing of Sherlock Holmes for the Deerstalkers of Welshpool, had refused to do one commissioned by the notorious Moriarty.

The drawing of Sherlock Holmes, by Mr Bardsley, is used as the Deerstalker’s trade mark and features in the Welsh translation of The Speckled Band (Y Cylch Brith)

If you would like a drawing or caracature by Mark please visit for further details.