Watford Museum to Honour the Trust’s Heritage
Watford Museum have launched a brand new and unique exhibition to showcase the heritage of Watford FC in the heart of the community throughout March.
The ‘Improving Lives, Enhancing Communities For The Last 25 Years’ exhibition will showcase Watford FC and community memorabilia, including past Watford FC matchday programmes and junior hornets badges, as well as display panels and photos from over the years.
Derrick Williams, 25th Anniversary HLF Project Manager commented
“The exhibition project has worked really well thanks to the great support we have received from Sarah and Luke at Watford Museum. As well as hosting the exhibition, the museum have helped with research material and supplying display artefacts.
There have been some great developments in terms of working closer together and throughout the project we have received some wonderful items donated by fans which we have been able to pass on to the museum for future display; a superb hand written leather bound book capturing every Watford game from 1900 through to 1952, a 1924 fixture list card, programmes from the 1950’s and other memorabilia.
We are also really pleased that some of our volunteers from the project have become more involved with the museum and Geoff Wicken has written articles on the history of Watford FC for their website as well as becoming a regular volunteer. This is exactly what the Heritage Lottery Fund hoped would result from our project, which is a very positive outcome”
Sarah Priestley, Heritage & Arts Manager - Watford Museum Curator at Watford Borough Council added;
“We look forward to welcoming people to the museum. This is a great chance to join us in celebrating the incredible work Watford FC, and Watford FC’s Community Sports & Education Trust, has done for this town and beyond.”
Hornet’s fans can check out the exhibition at Watford Museum from now until the end of March.
The ongoing 25th Year Anniversary Celebrations were made possible by the award of £55,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).