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Brandir
30-04-2006, 21:40
For those wishing to discover more about the like of the great Professor, the annual Tolkien Weekend will be held at Sarehole, Birmingham over the weekend 13-14 May 2006:

http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/GenerateContent?CONTENT_ITEM_ID=79951&CONTENT_ITEM_TYPE=0&MENU_ID=260

Tolkien lived in Birmingham between 1895 - 1911 and some of the sights may have helping inspire him. For example, Sarehole Mill was a favourite haunt of Tolkien during his childhood:

Recently I saw in a paper a picture of the last decrepitude of the once thriving corn-mill beside its pool that long ago seemed to me so important. I never liked the looks of the Young miller, but his father, the Old miller, had a black beard, and he was not named Sandyman. Quote taken from LOTR Foreword.