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Tolkien’s “bitter winnowing” and the War Memorial at St. Augustine’s Church, Edgbaston


The war memorial at St. Augustine’s of Hippo - parish church of Edgbaston, Birmingham – is intriguing for several reasons.  Firstly, one of those listed on it was a school-friend of celebrated local author, J.R.R. Tolkien.  The other men inscribed on the monument also provide a revealing snap-shot of the socio-economic character of the district, at…