Our destination is Emneth, it sits in Norfolk close to the Cambridgeshire border just south of the A47 which runs from Birmingham in the west to Great Yarmouth in the east.
If your approach is from Peterborough along the A47 you will need to turn right away from the town of Wisbech toward Outwell and Downham Market, do not get carried away bear left long before you reach Outwell or you will miss the joys of Emneth completely.
As you approach you will be faced with the imposing presence of the Church of St Edmund’s it cannot be missed. The Reverend W. V. Awdry was vicar of the parish between 1953 and 1965 and many of the Thomas the Tank engine stories were written in the old vicarage at Emneth.
Interesting Web Links:
St Edmund The King of East Anglia
St Edmund, Original Patron Saint of England
The Thomas the Tank Engine Man: The Life of Reverend W. Awdry by Brian Sibley
Note: I thought of inserting a link to Ringo but had second thoughts, do not ask me why!