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 email@example.com 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.
On Sunday 5 November 2006, the BBC reported that a bungalow where JRR Tolkien used to live has gone on sale with an asking price of £1 million. It would appear that Bournemouth estate agents believe an historical link with Tolkien will generate interest in a building.