Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Welcome to Mark Gatiss - Patron/Sponsor The Undershaw Preservation Trust

I can confirm that Mark Gatiss, actor, screenwriter and novelist has officially confirmed that he would be honoured to accept his patronship and sponsor for the Trust. A move that we have welcomed with great honour and much gratitude.

Mark recently very kindly carried out his first radio interview as the Trust's patron for BBC Radio Surrey serving Sussex and Kent for their Drivetime. You can listen to his interview on our website http://www.saveundershaw.com/ under 'Media Coverage' which is situated in the right hand margin.

The Trust hope to meet up with Mark sometime in January to discuss various issues relating to Undershaw. It would be a step in the right direction if the developers agreed to join us for these dicussions. Of course this is a very unlikely scenario, but one that would be welcomed by the Trust and its Patron.

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Public Announcement

The UPT are keeping close to their hearts an overwhelming announcement which will hopefully be made in the next day or two after further discussions. The UPT are a small team of individuals campaigning to save a very important part of history, a landmark in Hindead, Surrey for the last 113 years. Best known to the locals and worldwide as Undershaw, the former residence of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

We have campaigned for almost 3 years, prior to that many have tried and given up. The Trust was set up in August 2009 by John Gibson, author of 5 books on Doyle and between us we have managed to promote the cause in many different ways making all the national papers, the front page of the Los Angeles Times, ITV and BBC London, ITV Meridian and BBC South Today and now our greatest goal is for a TV documentary on Doyles time at Undershaw and our efforts to save it.

The Trust at long last maybe blessed with a sponsor/Patron to head the campaign and promote the cause, and whats more it could be a joint sponsorship. An announcement will be made pending a statement from this influential gentleman who has great connections with Doyle and Sherlock Holmes. The twist is, could they be the Trust's very own Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson?

Monday, 6 December 2010

Thank you to Mark Gatiss

Mark has re-tweeted some of our tweets on Twitter for which we are truly grateful. He has asked if there is anything he could do to help. We must now aim for big big exposure and get our campaign out in the open once and for all.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Christmas Cards

Christmas cards showing Undershaw in the snow will be available for sale at the end of next week in packs of 5, same design at £10.00 per pack. Please support us by ordering your Christmas cards now. The cards will incorporate our new UPT logo that was designed by Thomas Ryan Ward.