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As the third film in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Return of the King, opens around the world, there's a huge amount of media coverage of all things Tolkien. Some of the limelight falls on Tolkien's childhood home of Sarehole, which provided the inspiration behind The Shire of the books. Sarehole mill was a favorite haunt of Tolkien, and gets a part as the Great Mill in The Hobbit, and is also mentioned in Tolkien's own foreword to the 1966 revised edition of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

The first film, The Fellowship of the Ring, showed both water and wind mills in its views of The Shire.

Update: There's an image of the water mill from the film available.
See also:Sarehole mill special Christmas openings (18/12/03) Tags: [#film] [books]
Item: #172, Posted: 7/12/03.


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