Rev Awdry

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THIS year is the 100th anniversary of Rev Wilbert Awdry’s birth and the couple who live in the Thomas the Tank Engine author’s former house are looking for your memories.

Flo and Mark Thatcher are opening The Old Vicarage in Emneth to the public on June 11 and 12, to mark the centenary.

They are hoping to put together a collection of photos and stories about Rev Awdry and would like to hear from anyone who can help.

The open weekend will be a chance to see Rev Awdry’s study, where he wrote the famous books, and spend time in the gardens with lots of train-related fun activities. Admission £1 adults, 50p children.

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