Campaigners rally support to preserve station linked to J.R.R. Tolkien

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NOTTINGHAM, England — The Gedling Village Preservation Society, a British preservation group, has its eye on restoring a station in the Nottingham area that is believed to have a connection to "Lord of the Rings" author J. R. R. Tolkien.

The Society's first goal is to secure ownership of the building, which closed in 1960 and is currently owned by a youth group. The Society hopes to purchase the building through Heritage Lottery Funding.

Local lore holds that Tolkien visited the station in 1914 to visit his aunt, Jane Neave, who owned a farm nearby. On that trip, he composed a poem called The Voyage of Éarendel the Evening Stars, which he eventually expanded into the seminal fantasy series.

The Heritage Lottery Fund signaled that it is receptive to the idea of converting the station into a community center.

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