One of the most famous scenes in the Sherlock Holmes stories occurs in Switzerland, where Holmes fans still gather to re-enact the detective’s tussle with his nemesis, Moriarty.
It is 125 years since Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous detective was introduced to the world. The first Holmes and Watson mystery, A Study in Scarlet, was published in 1887.
Since then, the inhabitants of 221B Baker Street have remained hugely popular and recent film and television adaptations of the stories have introduced them to a new generation.
But there are some Sherlock Holmes fans for whom reading a book or watching a film is simply not enough to satisfy their enthusiasm. The Sherlock Holmes Society has a current membership of almost 1,200 people from all over the world, and many of them spend their free time re-enacting the key moments of their hero’s life.