Rather interesting Southsea facts
Did you know that the very first Sherlock Holmes story was written in Southsea by Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle ? It was called "A Study in Scarlet". Conan-Doyle was practising there as a doctor from his house in Elm Grove. There is another local Holmes connection: Dr Watson was based on a real doctor, another Watson who was a friend of the author, and President of Portsmouth’s Literary and Scientific Society, to which Conan-Doyle belonged.
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