An artist who created some of the illustrations for the Thomas the Tank Engine books is to be honoured with a green plaque in his Leicestershire hometown today.
John T Kenney lived in Kibworth Beauchamp between 1949 and 1958.
He illustrated six books in the Rev W Awdry's Railway Series - better known as the Thomas the Tank Engine books.
The former Leicester College student illustrated a total of 31 titles between 1954 and 1972, most focusing on historical figures of importance.
Leicestershire County Council will unveil a green plaque at the site of his former home today. His art became known across the world, thanks to his work with the Loughborough-based publisher Ladybird Books.
Mr Kenney died at Smeeton Westerby in 1972 at the age of 61.