The Railway Series creator and writer lived at Lorne House, located in Corsham, in his growing up period during the 1920s for a space of 8 years.
Now run as a hotel, the current owners are to officially reward him with a dedicated plaque in a special event to be held on August 11th 2012.
One half of the owners, Mike Ralli divulged on an insight into Wilbert's early years; He lived here until the age of 18 and it is where he got the inspiration for the series.
Awdry's surviving family of Veronica Chambers, Hilary Fortnam and current Railway Series writer, Christopher Awdry will attend the celebratory ceremony.
Thanks to TurboJ for the alert.