This little chap is celebrating his 75th Birthday!!!!
His creator, The Rev. Wilbert Awdry, released the Thomas story in his Railway Series but soon became the favourite along with Gordon, Edward and Henry. He originally created the story for his son, Christopher, as a bed time story when he was at home with measles.
Needless to say both of our Boys adored the books and eventually the DVDs’ and more often than not the bed time stories were one of the Thomas stories. In fact they both have a huge book full of the stories and the original drawings.
We are very lucky where we live to have a steam railway near and they host Thomas The Tank Engine Days regularly during the year and we always went. Here are the Boys with Thomas. Eldest is 10 and Youngest is 6. In fact Eldest actually spent his third Birthay at a Thomas day at the railway!
Even when they were older and we were visiting the steam railway for another event they could not resist getting into the toy Thomas on the platform!
Above is the model railway they both had in their bedroom when they were young and they played for hours with it.
This was taken at the next station along on the steam railway line and we just love the old fashioned style of it.
So Happy Birthday Thomas The Tank Engine, you are looking good for 75.
Stay Safe All. Hopefully we will be able to go to the Steam Railway again very soon.
Hugs & Love, Susie xx