Search results for J R R Tolkien.

Branch Members Programme

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CHANGE OF PROGRAMME.  Various event, not least some wedding have cuasedus to change the programme for this day  it is now : 1400hrs                Start 1410 hrs               Giles Penman    'British War Memorials of the Great War: An Introduction'          1445                       John Lethbridge 1500                      Break 1520     …



In a hole in the ground – Tolkien and the Trenches by John Garth

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Award-winning Tolkien biographer, John Garth tells how Tolkien fought in the Battle of the Somme as battalion signals officer for the 11th Lancashire Fusiliers, and lost some of his closest friends there. The Great War was crucial in Tolkien’s invention of Middle-earth and his experiences shaped The Lord of the Rings, and particularly its hero Frod…