Ann Vernau, the Secretary of both the Rickmansworth Historical Society and the Three Rivers Museum of Local History, has been recognised by the British Association of Local History (BALH) with an Award for Personal Achievement.
The award recognises local historians who have made significant contributions to history and gone above and beyond to spread interest and enthusiasm of the subject.
Ann has been a key organiser behind the scenes for the Rickmansworth Historical Society and Museum of Local History for more than 20 years, dealing with administration liaison, volunteer coordination and a host of queries and questions.
As a result of her hard work, both organisations have gone from strength to strength.
With Ann’s support, Three Rivers Museum of Local History in Basing House tells the story of ‘what it was like to live and work round here’, while Rickmansworth Historical Society researches local history and holds monthly meetings with speakers on various topics.
Fabian Hiscock, Chairman of Three Rivers Museum Trust and Heather Falvey, Chairman of the Rickmansworth Historical Society, said: “Ann has done a really terrific job for both of our heritage organisations, and we’re really delighted that her work for so many years has been recognised with this award. Ann, thank you very much!”