Kibworth artist John Kenney honoured with commemorative plaque


On Thursday 13th June 2019,  Kibworth commemorated artist John Theodore Kenney, the man who illustrated Thomas the Tank Engine and Ladybird Books and painted superb images of the south-Leicestershire landscape.

Depite heavy rain, a crowd gathered outside the Hunny Hive Nursery in Smeeton Road, near to where John and Peggy Kenney lived, to watch Leicestershire County Council Chairman Cllr Pam Posnett unveil a green commemorative plaque.

Read more in these reports from ITV CENTRAL and from BBC EAST MIDLANDS.

(Photograph courtesy of Andrew Carpenter)