Save The Three Cups Hotel

The Three Cups Hotel

Campaigning for preservation of the hotel where J.R.R. Tolkien stayed and gained inspiration for his mythology. Jane Austen, G.K. Chesterton, Tennyson and H.W. Longfellow were also guests. The hotel featured in the film, “The French Lieutenant’s Woman”. Please send articles to me, Andrew Townsend, at or add a comment. Thanks to David Moss for all his work. Comments are closed at WDDC for the plans to redevelop the site but you can still write to the papers.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

1902 Mates Guide

The images below (on full posting) were provided by the Lyme Regis Museum for Mrs Garrod's great niece. They provide an insight into popular design styles at the time of Tolkien's youth. In these days of brochure design using computer generated images, word processing and desk top publishing, it is fascinating to look back to a time when the original artwork for such publications was produced by hand. Students of Tolkien's work might be interested in the way the designer has used motifs from the natural world and flora in particular.


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