LETTER:Awdry's award

From Mrs J. F. Trowbridge

Sir: In your article "Train to Glory" (29 December) about the creator of Thomas the Tank Engine, you referred to "Rev Awdry's death in 1972". However, you now report (New Year's honours list, 30 December) the award of the OBE to the same gentleman.

Posthumous award or report of premature death?

Yours faithfully,

J. F. Trowbridge

Alton, Hampshire

31 December