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An historian has unearthed the first unseen Sherlock Holmes story in more than 80 years that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote to help save a town bridge. Walter Elliot, 80, found the 1,word tale starring the famous detective in a collection of short stories written for a local bazaar.
The wooden bridge in the Scottish town of Selkirk was destroyed by the great flood of and locals organised a three-day event to raise funds for a new one in As part of the event, organisers sold a collection of short stories by locals called The Book o' the Brig. Sherlock Holmes' latest story - 'A Case of Identity'. The famed author, who loved visiting Selkirk and the surrounding area, contributed a tale before opening the final day.
Mr Elliot has now unearthed a copy of the book and spotted his story "Sherlock Holmes: Discovering the Border Burghs and, by deduction, the Brig Bazaar". He was given the page pamphlet more than 50 years ago by a friend, but forgot about it Its Alright, Its OK (Album Version) - Ashley Tisdale - Its Alright, Its OK recently when he looked in the attic.
Mr Elliot was prompted to dig out the rare papers - tired together with string - and put it on display as part of an upcoming local pop-up museum. It is believed the story - about Holmes deducing Watson is going on a trip to Selkirk - is the first Wha Me Eat - Macka B - More Knowledge Holmes story by Doyle since the last was published over 80 years ago.
Mr Elliot, a great-grandfather, said: "In Selkirk, there was a wooden bridge that was put up some time before it was flooded in They had various people to come and do things and just about everyone in the town did something.
He had written a wee story about Sherlock Holmes and Watson and this was in the book. It's a great little story. The book - around ten inches long and three A Most Untidy Man - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Read By David Timson - The Adventures Of Sherlock Holme wide, with a soft brown paper cover - contained stories from local people as well as the famous author.
I must have got it from a friend because I can't remember buying it from anyone. It has been in my family for quite a while now. I've always been interested in history and my family has always passed on stories and I suppose this was one of the stories that was passed down. It was not the last time Conan Doyle visited the town - he returned a few months later with a cricket team to play Selkirk. Inhe gifted a now-lost Border league football trophy, called the Conan Doyle Cup, last won by Kelso in Terms and Conditions.
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