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The Undershaw Preservation Trust, and how to help * 08 April 2012

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Commissioned and owned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and the site where he wrote many of his most famous works including The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Return of Sherlock Holmes, Undershaw is a building deserving preservation for the British nation, and indeed the world, for all time. Sadly, the building is currently subject to threatened redevelopment into a series of homes. 

The Undershaw Preservation Trust has been set up in an attempt to stave off these threatened building works, and the permanent change of Undershaw forever. The Trust is vigorously working towards building support ahead of a judicial review into the case on May 23rd 2012.

One of the most powerful ways to aid the Trust's cause is through the use of Social Media. The Undershaw Preservation Trust has set a target of 10,000 members on their Facebook page ahead of the review - they are currently on 9294 Likes at the time of writing, so not far to go.

Another place where you can show your support is via Twitter. The accounts you should look to follow are @Save_Undershaw, and @spiritangel04, both informing and supporting the cause.

MX Publishing, one of the UK's leading independent publishers based in London who specialise in the publication of works on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes, are currently running a poster creation campaign where you have the chance to win $100 worth of Sherlock books.

You can also download and print off the supporting posters below which were created by Kitsune GFX as well as order t-shirts and stickers to help raise awareness. Click on the poster to download a printable PDF.

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All that remains to be said is that people power and the strength of public opinion is a powerful tool. If enough people come together in support of the preservation of Undershaw in the next month, there could be a chance to turn around the threatened development work on the property.