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Right we now have seven and two thirds questions answered correctly. Lets try and get the one third first. Obviously the question we need to complete is number six. "Two" said that the the Rev W Awdry author of the Thomas the Tank books had lived in Birmingham and "pjmburns" said that he had been the curate at Kings Norton church, but both left out the important connection to Birmingham I was after. It does have a connection to the books.
In 1942 whilst in Birmingham his son, Christopher. contracted measles. This was the catalyst for his books as he wrote a story for the boy entitled 'Edward's Day Out'. It was re-written, illustrated and read often. His wife, Margaret persuaded Wilbert to publish the book. Eventually it was and as they say ' the rest is history'.
Not many of us are born and die in our homes do we? Where we were living when the event occurs is usually given as the address. Mid you I suppose Mr Pratt might have been born at 13 Brighton Road as most babies were born at home before the advent of the NHS.