CIVIC AWARD FOR ARCHIVE STALWORT

2010 Janet Smith

At the recent Annual General Meeting of the Wymondham Archive Group the Mayor of Wymondham, Cllr. Colin Foulger, was pleased to present the 2010 Civic Award to Janet Smith to mark here retirement as the Town Archivist.Upon her retirement in 1989 as Wymondham’s librarian Janet was invited by the Town Council to sort out its records and to create an archive which was a natural extension of her previous work in collating information about the Town. The death of local solicitor, Bernard Gledhill, 10 years ago resulted in the family deposing a large quantity of documents and the formal creation of an archive group. Janet is also well known for her work with Wymondham Heritage Society and historical talks that she has given all over Norfolk where she is in great demand. Over 30 friends and colleagues attended the AGM to celebrate the her retirement and to congratulate long serving volunteer Mary Garner who has agreed to become the new Town Archivist.

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