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The Chequers Club was a dining club founded by J.R.R. Tolkien and Colin Cullis – many of the members had previously been members of the Apolausticks, another club founded by Tolkien. [1]

Tolkien provided the menu artwork for a club dinner, held on June 18, 1914.[2]


  1. An Illustrated Tolkien Bibliography, at
  2. Bodleian Library: Tolkien: Life and Legend, 1992 (exhibition catalogue)