23 October 2016

'Tolkien – Soldier and Mythmaker' Exhibition to Visit Lichfield Library

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 September 1915.”

Admission to the library is free, but for a £2 entry fee, the exhibition will also feature a talk by local historian David Robbie.

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