Tunbridge Wells

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

City of Kent, about 40 miles (64 km) south-east of central London.

Arthur Conan Doyle and Tunbridge Wells

  • Between 1907 and 1930, Arthur Conan Doyle lived in Crowborough which is only 7 miles (11 km) south-west from Tunbridge Wells.
  • On 28 april 1913, he gave a speech at the National League for Opposing Woman Suffrage at Tunbridge Wells.
  • In his article An Outing in War-Time (1915), he wrote that a Zeppelin was seen during the night near Tunbridge Wells.
  • On 6 december 1927, he gave a lecture on literature at an annual prize-giving of the Technical Institute at the Town Hall of Tunbridge Wells.

In his fictions

  • The Poison Belt (1913) : In Tunbridge Wells there was hardly one which had not its staring, smiling face.

In the Sherlock Holmes Stories

  • Tunbridge Wells was the nearest place of importance, about 10 or 12 miles east of Birlstone Manor. (VALL, 476)