Eric Thorburn

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This years recipient of the Civic Award is Eric Thorburn.

Eric Thorburn has been an outstanding servant and champion of Wymondham Heritage Society and the Heritage Museum, serving both with energy, distinction and great success. As a result the local community have had the benefits of an active heritage society and a very successful museum which has been widely praised by visitors and professionals alike. The existence of the museum for over 30 years, has brought thousands of visitors to the town from Norfolk and much farther afield. There are many special features and much to attract children and families. The museum acts as a memory of the local community, providing much knowledge about its history and heritage. This jewel in Wymondham’s crown owes much to the efforts of Eric Thorburn.

Previous Awards

2013            Trevor Brown

2012            Julian Gillett

2011             Roger Kingwell

2010             Janet Smith

2009           Molly Warman & Brenda Ford

2008          Anne & Adrian Hoare

2007          Kate & John Wood

2006         Barry & Frances Sullivan

2005         Fran Young

2004        Horace Wilkinson

2003        Michael Armstrong

2002        John & Barbara Randell

1998         Dr John Gardiner

1992        Jane Martin

1989       John Speakman



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