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Walking Backwards for Christmas: Solihull: At the Worst Possible Time

Worst Possible Time

Walking Backwards for Christmas: A Tale of Woe from Soggyhall. Chapter 5, Part 1: Solihull,  Christmas Eve Day 1960 : At the Worst Possible Time [the featured picture is of a 1960 Ford Anglia. A staple of transportation for middle class families in the UK at the time; with two cars. OK, one car and […]

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Tolkien’s Birmingham: Lickey Hills and Edith Bratt

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Tolkien’s Birmingham: Lickey Hills, Minas Tirith, the Spired City — and Arwen Every summer, Fr Francis took the Tolkien brothers on holiday to Lyme Regis in Devon. Here he had several friends and Ronald was fascinated by the striking landscape. It was on one such holiday that Fr Francis discovered the true feelings of the […]

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Tolkien’s Birmingham: Edgbaston and the Two Towers

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Tolkien’s Birmingham:and the Two Towers The featured illustration this time is a map. The Edgbaston portion of a “Bird’s-eye view” map of Birmingham, as published in the Birmingham Mail in 1904. I’ve taken the liberty of defacing a copy (OK, a virtual copy). I indicate where certain places in this next part of the story […]

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