Tuesday, 8 June 2010

The Decider - Committee Meeting 9th June 2010

Tomorrow will bring us the deciding verdict in the long saga of Save Undershaw campaign. A committee meeting at Waverley Borough Council offices in Godalming will decide the future of Undershaw. This meeting will take place at 5.30 pm and will be web cast to enable those that have been following the story to watch the verdict as it unfolds. The link to this is featured in a previous post which you will find in the Blog Archive for May.

I am making my way to the meeting from Haslemere in Victorian costume being transported by a 1911 vintage steam car and being interviewed by BBC Surrey/Sussex Radio Drive Show. I am picking up Sherlock Holmes and John Gibson on the journey. The event will be captured on film and a short footage will be put together for the website. Local and national papers have been alerted as has the BBC London News and ITV Meridian Tonight. They may wish to report on the conclusion of this story.

I will be leaving Weydown Road, Haslemere at approximately 4.00 pm to make the journey to Godalming, passing the Town Council Offices and the clock tower through to Grayswood and onto Godalming. Should anyone catch site of this car, please show us your support!


  1. Fingers well and truly crossed ! I have also posted on this matter on my blog.

  2. Thank you Alistair for your overwhelming support. We always look forward to your comments.

  3. Hello! I'm life-long Sherlock Holmes fan and Conan Doyle translator into Russian. I just can say that i'm absolutely shocked with Undershaw case. I can't believe that the last and only true Conan Doyle house could be destroyed. Is it a question of money, or other reasons rules the people who owns this relic? My heart is wholly with you.

    Dan Doubshin

  4. Thank you Dan. Unfortunately, yes it all boils down to money at the end of the day. It would take somebody very rich to save this building now especially since the developers have got planning. A Neil Caffrey owns Undershaw, from a company going by the name of Fossway Ltd. Have you seen the Undershaw video on our website www.saveundershaw.com

    It is a real disappointment and blow to the campaign and all that have fought to keep this house alive.

    We are grateful for your comment. Perhaps you can translate HELP UNDERSHAW in Russian for us and send it across to their media!