Sir Arthur Conan Doyle entry
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Kent library and history centre opens in Maidstone

Documents including a record of a speeding offence committed by Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle have been moved to a new library and history centre in Kent.

A ledger from 1905 shows Sir Arthur was fined £10/9s for driving his car at more than 20mph in the Folkestone area.

Development manager Stuart Bligh said the new library in Maidstone also housed what was believed to be the oldest document in any county archive - a charter, dating from AD699, from the then King of Kent.

  • 23 Apr 2012
  • From the section Kent