The Hansom Wheels was created by the late Rev. E. Wayne Wall, BSI, aka “Holy Peters,” in the early 1970s. Initially there were no regular members other than the good Reverend himself, but in early 1977 he joined with Dr. G. B. Lane of the USC music department to form a more structured organization. Using the pseudonym Dr. John H. Watson, Rev. Wall took on the scionic title of The Hub (of the Hansom Wheels--get it?). G. B. became Col. Sebastian Moran, with the title of Commissionaire. Together they organized a first meeting, which was held in the Music Building of the University of South Carolina on the Sunday afternoon of April 14, 1977. An announcement in The State newspaper resulted in an attendance of some twenty or so Sherlockians from the Columbia area.

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