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Talk, 14th November 2016: 'The Lost Soldiers of the Somme: a Tolkien and Broadway Connection’


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On Monday 14th November, Broadway History Society will be hosting a talk by Steve Williams and Debbie Williamson on ‘The Lost Soldiers of the Somme: a Tolkien and Broadway Connection’ in Broadway Community Library, Leamington Road, Broadway WR12 7DZ, starting at 7pm.


Steve Williams, who writes under the name of Steve Ponty, has researched the part played by J.R.R. Tolkien, who served with the Lancashire Fusiliers in the Battle of the Somme during 1916, including the military details, stage by stage, and will discuss the impact of Tolkien’s writing of Mordor in ‘The Lord of the Rings’.

The loss of young lives is echoed in the experiences of Broadway, and Debbie Williamson, author of 'Broadway Remembers', will talk about the lives of six men from the village of Broadway who lost their lives during the Battle of the Somme.

Non-members of the Broadway History Society are welcome to attend the meeting (£3 on the door). For information about the Society please visit www.broadwayhistorysociety.wordpress.com.

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