A curious coincidence!
- I was looking through Walter E. Haigh's A New Glossary of the Dialect of
the Huddersfield District, for which Tolkien wrote a foreword, and found
that two people who had books on Tolkien and World War I come out within
the same year -- yours truly and John Garth -- have last names that mean
the same thing in this dialect (and elsewhere) -- an enclosed field or
yard. Cue Twilight Zone music...
Janet Brennan Croft