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Thomas the Tank Engine Author Commemorated

Wilbert Awdry better known as Reverend W. Awdry, author of the Railway Series starring Thomas the Tank Engine has been commemorated in Birmingham.

A retirement home built on the site of the St Nicholas’ Church hall in Westhill Road, Kings Norton where Awdry was curate, has been named after the popular children’s author.  Rev Awdry lived in the area between 1940 and 1946, the year his first book was published.

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