It is now June 1, warm weather is upon us, and it is only some sixty days until the 4th Annual John H Watson Society Treasure Hunt begins. I’ve been hearing inklings of previous competitors returning, and I’m hoping some new teams might be in the works. Over the next two weeks I will be writing to many Sherlockian groups to invite new competitors. Thanks to the hard work of Chris Redmond (JHWS ‘Buster’), a treasure trove of contact information is readily available at sherlockian.net. I can’t thank him enough for this amazing resource.
Speaking of warming up and returning competitors, I encourage you to head over to Brad Keefauver’s always entertaining Sherlock Peoria to read the April 30, 2016 blog post titled ‘Team Building’ to see how one of our Down in Illinois team members is warming up for the competition. You will laugh, and perhaps be inspired to compete.
The 2016 edition of the Treasure Hunt will celebrate “that mixture of imagination and reality” which is the basis of our shared fun where it is always1895. To help get you into the spirit of things, you will find below our first warm up question for this year: Give it a go and let us know how you fare.
The recent BBC Sherlock Special The Abominable Bride explored the possibility of Holmes and Watson being men ahead of their time. In reality, Holmes noted once to his dismay that he and Watson were before their time. On what day of the year were they too up to date?
2016 Treasure Hunt Master