Wilbert Vere Awdry

Wilbert Vere Awdry

Ampfield, Test Valley Borough, Hampshire, England
Death 21 Mar 1997 (aged 85)
Rodborough, Stroud District, Gloucestershire, England
Burial Gloucester, City of Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Memorial ID 15706278 · View Source
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Author. He was the creator of Thomas the Tank Engine, a popular character in children's fiction. Awdry originally invented the stories as a way of entertaining his young son Christopher as he recovered from scarlet fever. The first book of the series, "The Three Railway Engines", was published in 1945.

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"He helped people see God in the ordinary things of life, and he made children laugh."



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