Bradley Green welcomes J.R.R. Tolkien expert for talk - The Redditch Standard

Bradley Green welcomes J.R.R. Tolkien expert for talk

Redditch Editorial 31st Mar, 2024   0

IT WAS standing room only at a sell-out event in Bradley Green at the weekend with author Andrew H Morton talking about JRR Tolkien’s close relationship with the area which inspired ‘The Shire.’

The event at Stock and Bradley Village Hall was organised by campaigners against a 287-acre power station planned for Roundhill Wood.

Phil Coathup, Roundhill Wood Solar Farm opposition group (RWSF) chairman, said the talk was fascinating.

“It was great to see people from all four parishes – Inkberrow, Stock and Bradley, Kington and Dormston and Feckenham – and some people from further afield including Redditch,” he added.

“It’s a campaign which has really grabbed people’s attention with around 10,000 now involved in the campaign to Save the Shire with more signing up at the event.

“Local people and those around the country understand the significance of this area and there are more events planned to spread the message even further.”

Author Andrew added: “There has long been speculation about the origin and meaning of the name Bag End and its significance to Tolkien.

“One thing that is certain and that we can all agree is that the picturesque setting which provides the backdrop to much of Tolkien’s work should be protected for future generations to enjoy.”


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