We have recently discovered that there is this event running locally on the 14th of March, which may be of interest to members who want to find out more about Tolkien's Birmingham, please see below for more info:
The origins of Middle-earth
Location: Sarehole Mill
Friday 14th March 2014
Take part in a guided walk and discover the childhood playground of J.R.R. Tolkien in the area surrounding Sarehole Mill. The walk will take you from the mill to Moseley Bog (and back again...). £7 per person, booking essential (please ring the mill on 0121 7776612 or email sarehole.mill@
birminghammuseums.org.uk). Start at 1pm. Please dress for the weather and wear shoes that can get muddy. Tea and coffee to warm up afterwards.
Follow in the footsteps of the young J.R.R. Tolkien, author of ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’ as we explore his childhood haunts on a guided walk around the lost hamlet of Sarehole and through the natural splendour of Moseley Bog. Learn about how this part of Birmingham would later influence the author in the creation of Middle-earth and in particular ‘The Shire’, fictional land of the Hobbits. Sensible shoes and clothes essential. Places limited and booking required, please ring the mill on 0121 7776612 to book a place. £7 per person. The walk starts at the mill at 1pm. Duration approx. 1.5 hours.