Adrian & Anne Hoare, both historians, joined Wymondham Heritage Society in 1984 and quickly became involved in it’s museum work with Adrian being elected as the chairman of the Wymondham Heritage Museum committee in 2000, a post he still holds today. Each year Adrian & Anne support each other in arranging a new and varied display at the museum including The Kett exhibition in 1999, the Americans around Wymondham, the Damgate story and History along the Tiffey to mane but a few.
The museum with Adrian & Anne as the driving force ably supported by an enthusiastic band of volunteers had their efforts recognised by winning the Berry Savory Tourism Award in 2001 and they have put in a huge amount of time developing the museum into one of Wymondham and South Norfolks Touristism must visit places.
When presenting the award Town Mayor, Cllr. Len Elston, praised the couple for their dedication and added that “in recognition of their commitment to making the museum a success and their contribution to community life the Town Council were pleased to confer this prestigious award”