“That Great Cesspool”: Cesspudlians of London, ONT to Host International Group Online Viewing of 1939 “Hound”

I can do no better than to quote the announcement sent out by Ian Bennett:

An invitation to Sherlockians around the world

 On behalf of The Cesspudlians  (The London, Ontario Sherlock Holmes Society), I extend greetings to you and all your members, and an invitation to participate in a group online viewing of The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939), which is available on YouTube, at 9pm EST on Saturday, April 25th, 2020.  Twitter comments will be appreciated as you watch and afterwards as well. Please use the hashtag #combetracey.

If you prefer and you have your own copy, you can watch along at home without YouTube.  The version on the link above is 1 hour and 19 minutes long. I bought my own copy some time ago, so I’ll probably watch that and save some internet strain.

 Currently prevented from meeting—you know why—by the Professor Moriarty of viruses, we are determined not to let the Napoleon of Crime have his unfettered way with us and will strike back in a Baker Street Irregular way, by conspiring against him to enjoy the genius of Mr. Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart companion Dr. Watson (a first responder of excellent character and qualification).

 Please pass this message on to all your members, and also to any other society to which you may have a connection, wherever they may be, so that all Sherlockians can come together and celebrate the work of Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce and, of course, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

 Use the hashtag #combetracey to announce your presence and the participation of your society, wherever you may be.  We hope to make this the largest (virtual) gathering of Sherlockians from around the world.

 It may be that we are not ourselves luminous, but that we are conductors of light.  We have no genius, but perhaps we can stimulate it !

 Join us on April 25th at 9pm EST and shout to the world how you feel about Holmes.  And Damn Covid-19 to hell !  Online slide show here:  https://bit.ly/3HoundSh0

Ian Bennett for The Cesspudlians
Scion of The Bootmakers of Toronto

Many thanks to the Cesspudlians for organizing this unorthodox assembly. I hope to “see” you there!

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