As previously posted, an exhibition titled 'Tolkien – Soldier and Mythmaker' is making the rounds across Staffordshire, an area which had an immense influence on the Professor. It will be on display in the Lichfield Library from 18 November to 8 January; from there, it will move on to the Stafford Library from 10 January to 27 February.
According to a spokesperson: “During the Great War, Second Lieutenant JRR Tolkien of the
Lancashire Fusiliers was stationed in Staffordshire, first at
Whittington Heath, near Lichfield.
“Lichfield plays a particularly important part in the Tolkien in
Staffordshire story. A meeting at The George Hotel in the city was the
last occasion that Tolkien met with his three greatest school friends in
Admission to the library is free, but for a £2 entry fee, the exhibition will also feature a talk by local historian David Robbie.