On occasion we gather for social events during the year, between the
bi-monthly meetings. The
most important of these is the annual celebration of
the Master's birthday in January. But we
also get together on other occasions to share our love of things Sherlockian and
Victorian Afternoon Tea, 2010
The home of Carol and Jacob Abramson provided a distinctly
Victorian setting for Afternoon Tea on Saturday August 21st. The dining room
table and buffet fairly groaned with Victorian goodies, flowers (including
gorgeous yellow roses) and shining silverware. Mrs. Hudson would have stood in
awe, if only she had been able to attend. Close to two dozen Bimetallicans and
friends were greeted at the door by an authentic Victorian maid who led the
guests to the hosts in the parlour. After a group photo, everyone joined in for
sandwiches, cakes, squares, fruit, tea (no less than four different kinds), etc,
etc, etc. Several notable Victorians were in attendance, including Mrs. (Maureen
Anderson) Brown and her partner, Mr. (Jack Anderson) Brown.
A chance for old friends to chat
... and relax
A serious moment
And a less serious one!
Our host entertains
while our hostess explains
Recalling old times
The end of a perfect tea!
In 2009, we got together in the summer for a
Bimetallic Barbeque. And in December, we attended a
preview showing of the Sherlock Holmes movie
starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law.
colloquia organized and hosted by the Bimetallic Question, one in
1990 and the other in 2001, brought like-minded Sherlockians together
to study of the adventures of the world's first consulting detective.
in other years, we've been on a walking tour in
Montreal, had a Victorian Lawn Party and a Summer Pool Party. We've re-enacted the historic encounter between Holmes and
Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls (complete with falls!), and we have
staffed the telephones during Vermont Public
And in the future?
The only limits are our - and your - imaginations!