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Acocks Green

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Vineries Bridge, 1910.
Acocks Green is an area of south Birmingham located two miles north-east of Sarehole (now Hall Green). J.R.R. Tolkien used to walk to this location to see his uncle.

The following is an extract from a letter Tolkien sent to a group of primary school children in Acocks Green:

"I lived till I was 8 at Sarehole and used to walk to A[cocks] G[reen] to see my uncle. It was all 'country' then ..."
― J.R.R. Tolkien[1]

External links


  1. Sotheby's, English Literature, History, Children's Books and Illustrations, London, 16 December 2004, p. 274