After another successful “Master’s” Dinner under our belts, it is time again to return to our regular study sessions.
A more detailed report on the dinner, including toasts (and possibly photos) will be found in the next issue of The Petrel Flyer.
In the meantime, I wish to thank all those who contributed to making it a most memorable evening. Len and Elsa for securing the location and the caterer; the Petrel Players who performed the traditional “How They Met” and “How Watson Learned the Trick”; and to Magician Hewson, who amazed us all with his powers of prestidigitation. (I am pleased to announce that no one was sawn in half and no one disappeared!) Thanks to all our members and guests.
The next regular meeting of The Stormy Petrels will be held, once again chez Wood on Tuesday, April 5th at 7:00 pm.
We will be venturing out of the original ‘canon’ and into the apocrypha to have a close look at ACD’s “The Lost Special” first published in 1898, this story concerns the disappearance of a train from Liverpool to London.
“Does a train vanish into think air in England in broad daylight?”
Could the “amateur reasoner of some celebrity” and the “recognized authority upon such matters” refer to Sherlock Holmes?
For more information, please do not hesitate to contact your Consulting Detective.
The game is still afoot!
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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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