Video report from Middle-earth Weekend, Sarehole Mill
Sam wrote in with a video he posted at YouTube from the recently passed annual Middle-earth Weekend in Birmingham near Sarehole Mill, famously a site of inspiration for Tolkien. The video, shot by Ian Fish with photography from Ellie Gibbons is an 11-minute taste of the weekend which doesn't feel dramatically different from fan gatherings around the world, except that it takes place in J.R.R. Tolkien's childhood stomping grounds. Included are costumes, interviews and a look at the mill that will seem familiar to readers of "The Hobbit," and "Lord of the Rings." Enjoy!