Farewell to the Shire

Lt JRR Tolkien departed Brooklands Hospital in Hull on October 11th 1918, having spent nearly 18 months in East Yorkshire convalescing from trench fever.

Our display commemorates this centenary and guides you round the local locations with connections to the world famous author, showing that some of the earliest roots of his Middle-earth mythology started here.

Friday 14th September through to Friday 26th October

The display will be produced by Phil Mathison, a local historian of Holderness. He is the author of The Legendary Lost Town of Ravenser, The Spurn Gravel Trade, The Saint of Spurn Point, and Tolkien in East Yorkshire 1917-18 the research for which forms the basis of the exhibition.