Who are we?
The Crowborough Conan Doyle Trust Ltd is a charitable trust set up to advance education in and around Crowborough, East Sussex, UK by providing scholarships, grants and sponsorship to young people in the region.
Why Conan Doyle?
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle lived and worked at Windlesham Manor, Crowborough for many years. An active sportsman, he was captain of the local Golf club and involved in many other sports. Many of the Sherlock Holmes stories were written here, including some featuring local landmarks like Groombridge Place.
Originally the trust helped to set up and fund the erection of a statue of Sir Arthur in the town centre. At over life size, this is now a popular attraction. The statue was created by David Cornell, a well respected local sculptor, and as part of this work David graciously agreed to pass over the right to sell 'maquettes' of the statue (small preliminary models) as either bronzes or resins to help fund the charitable work of the Trust.
- To advance education by providing scholarships, bursaries, maintenance allowances or sponsorships for young people under the age of 21 years, in sports and the study and knowledge of literary works
- The promotion of recreational, leisure-time and sports activities for such young persons, so as to develop their physical, spiritual and mental capacities that they may grow to full maturity as individuals and members of society
This web site
As part of the promotional activities, this web site provides details of our activities, and information to enable local people to apply for some of the small funds available to the charity at present. It will also provide links into the activities in the local community, and to those studying or researching our town's best known citizen.