Undershaw – the fight goes on

Yesterday’s court hearing to decide the fate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s former home, did not prove as decisive as everyone had hoped.  The judge has postponed the outcome and will not give a verdict until the end of July.

This must be so frustrating for all the fans and supporters who gave up their day to sit in court.  To me, the decision is clear – this historic building absolutely must be protected from unsympathetic development.  It will be a national disgrace if we, as a country, fail to take action against plans to destroy the home of one of our greatest writers and turn it into a housing development.

I don’t understand why the judge has delayed the decision (unfortunately I couldn’t attend court myself due to my husband being in hospital) and hope that ultimately sense will prevail.

At least no decision is better than the wrong decision.

For more information about the Undershaw Preservation Trust follow this link

Lend your support to the Save Undershaw Campaign

 

 

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3 Responses to Undershaw – the fight goes on

  1. Ennui says:

    Thanks for sharing. How unfortunate that the judge has delayed the verdict. Maybe more fans and supporters will be recruited to The Undershaw Preservation Trust?

    To quote A.C.D. – “My comrade’s impatient and active nature could endure this drab existence no longer. He paced restlessly about our sitting-room in a fever of suppressed energy, biting his nails, tapping the furniture, and chafing against inaction.” – BRUC

  2. Noodles says:

    I think the Queen ought to get medieval on the judge’s a55!

    This is a disgrace to the English people and the world to have to battle to keep such an historic spot from going to the jacuzzi-set. What’s next, the Tower of London into a super White Castle?! That it has gotten to this point is beyond belief.

    Time for the Queen Elizabeth to take charge.

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