The Reverend Wilbert Awdry was a Kings Norton Vicar who wrote the ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’ stories when his son was laid low by a long-term illness and the BBC TV Cartoon Series voiced first by Beatle Ringo Star and latterly by another scouser Michael Angelis….Bostin Brummie stories of Thomas the Tank Engine #BrumIsBrill
Guest blogger Laura Hands writes about her children visiting Drayton Manor. Follow Laura at: twitter.com/handsondaysout
James and the Red Balloon comes to Drayton Manor
Harold, Toby, Bertie: If you are the parent of a child under the age of about seven these are names you will all know well; not because they are in your child’s class at school but because they are characters from the beloved Thomas the Tank engine series.
Characters (a helicopter, tram and bus for the uninitiated!) that you get to meet on the range of family-friendly rides at Thomas Land, part of Drayton Manor Park in Staffordshire.
Joining them all as of Saturday 1st April was James the engine and his Big Red Balloon ride and we were thrilled to go along to experience the newest addition to the park.
Drayton Manor Park is immediately inviting.
Family owned since 1950 it is evident…
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