Conan Doyle exhibition in Haslemere

Christine Maynard, Gordon Ellis and Marion Dell  at the Conan Doyle Exhibition by a case full of Gordon's exhibits.
Christine Maynard, Gordon Ellis and Marion Dell at the Conan Doyle Exhibition by a case full of Gordon's exhibits.

AN EXHIBITION dedicated to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle at Haslemere Museum concentrates on the years he spent living at Undershaw, the house he built at Hindhead.

Photographs and facts are supplemented by ephemera and memorabilia. They include Conan Doyle’s photograph album and diaries showing the dates he went to Dartmoor to do research for The Hound of the Baskervilles, pictures of him playing cricket at Lynchmere and letters he had written.

An associated collection belonging to Gordon Ellis, of Fernhurst, include a police whistle. a truncheon, handcuffs and a hypodermic syringe for cocaine use, all from the period.

Many of the exhibits have come from Portsmouth and London.

The exhibition is open until June 30. Those responsible for staging it are museum studies student Bee Smyth, curator Julia Tanner, Marion Dell and Christine Maynard. It was opened by museum chairman Melanie O’Dell.