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.
- In his article The Holocaust of Manor Place (1901), he described Tunbridge Wells as a passé watering-place.
- In a letter to the Daily Express: Yeoman Stock (1908), he mentioned some remarks he made about Tunbrige Wells.
- On 23 april 1913, he has been summoned at the Mark Cross Police Court, Tunbridge Wells, because, it was alleged, his collie dog had killed some sheep.
- 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 20 february 1915, he gave a lecture: The Great Battles of War at Tunbridge Wells.
- In his book The History of Spiritualism (1926), he quoted Mr. W. T. Waters, of Tunbridge Wells, about the return of dead soldiers.
- 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 Lord of Falconbridge (1909) : Tom Spring is asked to travel to Tunbridge Wells for a fight.
- 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)