Part of the memorial window at St Mary Magdelene, Rodborough with Thomas the tank engine at bottom right.

Life and Work of the Rev Wilbert Vere Awdry (1911 – 1997)

On Saturday August 11th 2012, in the presence of his sisters Veronica and Hilary and their children, Christopher Awdry unveiled a commemorative plaque to his father, the clergyman and writer the Rev. Wilbert Vere Awdry, at Lorne House,…
Suffragists at the top of Church Lane, Box

Centenary of suffragists pilgrimage

These past few months have seen a hive of activity in the shop in the Martingate Centre, next to the greengrocers, which Bill Hall has allowed us free use of to put together all that needs to be done for the celebrations in the town…
Coronation festivities in Box

Coronation Festivities in Box

This postcard is entitled ‘Coronation Festivities, Box’ and shows many children, some really quite young, sitting down at long tables laid out with a sumptuous spread. I believe this took place at what was known as the Fête…