The next special event for the Stormy Petrels will be “Reichenbach Falls”
This day will include the memorial wreath tossing, a visit to Vincent Starrett’s mother’s grave-site, a pot-luck supper and a visit to our own “company store”
We will begin at 1:00 pm at “Toad Hall” and carpool to the “Falls” and the cemetary. Back at “Toad Hall” we will enjoy our refreshments, and if we are lucky, perhaps a game or three of “Sherlock-O”. In lieu of an auction, Len has decided to open the “Company Store” which houses some Petrel supplies such as note paper, key chains, cards, etc. which promise to become future collector’s items.
If you would like more detail on this event, please contact your Consulting Detective.
Published by Fran Martin
Fran Martin became a member of The Bootmakers of Toronto in 1987 and The Stormy Petrels of B.C. in 1988.
She has attended several Sherlockian conferences including: In 1992 "Aspects of Holmes" in Bradford, England (hosted by The Northern Musgraves); In 2006 "ACD at 35" in Toronto (hosted by The Bootmakers of Toronto); 2013 "Sherlock Holmes Through Time & and Place" in Minneapolis (hosted by The Norwegian Explorers); 2014 "Gillette to Brett IV" in Bloomington (hosted by Wessex Press); 2015 SherlockCon in Seattle; 2015 "A Scintillation of Scions VIII" in Baltimore (hosted by Watson's Tin Box); 2016 "The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes" (hosted by The Norwegian Explorers); in 2018 in Dayton, Ohio for the "Holmes, Doyle & Friends" conference (hosted by the Agra Treasurers).
Fran has held several positions with The Stormy Petrels of B.C. including secretary, vice-president, special events coordinator and is currently president and editor of the "Petrel Flyer".
She was honoured with being awarded the title of "Master Bootmaker" in 2014. She was very pleased to present a paper to a meeting of Sir Hugo's Companions in Chicago in 2017.
Fran has contributed articles to Canadian Holmes magazine, the Watsonian and Chris Redmond's "About Sixty" and "Sherlock Holmes is Like...". In May, 2018 she attended the 78th annual Speckled Band of Boston dinner. She was very honoured to have been one of the first women invited.
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