Decades after J.R.R. Tolkien wrote The Lord of the Rings, one of the "two towers" which may have inspired the writer in the second book, has been purchased with plans for restoration. (video)
Perrott's Folly in Birmingham, England, is one of two towers believed to have inspired Tolkien (the other being a water tower). Now the Trident Reach charity has bought the tower for UK£1 and hopes to raise funds for its restoration into a site for art workshops.