What people say about the Middle-earth Weekend
This is just a selection of comments people left about the 2013 event
“Hello. I live in South Birmingham and only found out the Tolkien Weekend was on this week by accident!
I attended today (Saturday 11th) in costume and had a great time despite the changeable weather.
Thank you for organising this event, but talking to people there I think you need to advertise it more.
Keep up the hard work :)”
“First of all I would like to thank everyone involved in creating the days because once again it was a very enjoyable day although we did find it difficult to find somewhere to change the baby when it was raining, so could I suggest a baby changing tent for next year.”
And from previous years.
“Had a really nice time, only came across the event in passing. Did not come across any local advertising (I only live about 1 mile away). I am concerned to hear that this event is in doubt for next year. I believe it would be a loss to the locality and would support you in lobbying for the event to continue if you let me know how to best do this. Seemed well attended when I visited on Sunday pm with a good cross section of the local community represented.”
“I had a lovely time at the Middle Earth Weekend with my family and friends. I made this video and thought you'd like it: http://youtu.be/X7_0SqGdurs”
“What a very English day out. Nice to see the black faced Morris men (&women), as you enter the main field.
I would however comment as follows, in the entrance area (normally the car park to the mill) the only thing going on here was the information tent , there were no stalls or food outlets or music organ as there have been in previous year’s in fact a distinct lack of use of the space.
Why do the farmers market type stall holder’s not attend now, ( at the far end of the main field by the ford) or the parson’s nose type sausage stall’s, there was a commercial type burger /sausage van but these I find do not fit in with the tone /atmosphere of the event that has been created in previous years.
In the mill courtyard area, there we NO activities/ stalls going on , in previous years this area has been packed with lots going on, and even hall green library have had a stall/stand in the mill.
It was good to see such a large turnout of families enjoying time at the event, and as my daughter informed me when we passed the Henley ice’s stall “It is never too cold for an ice cream Dad”, The craft tent was as usual bursting at the seams, and it was nice to see that the likes of the wood carvers had been placed in tents given the current (British) weather.
The Shire productions in the bog was very enjoyable and with a twist this year, including audience participation.
Looking forward to next year’s event.
Regards Stephen Born & Bread in the Shire.....”