A special exhibition has been created at High Wycombe Library, celebrating the football club’s achievements throughout its 127-year history.The mayor of High Wycombe joined Wanderers players past and present on Monday evening for the launch of the exhibition, which is housed on the second floor of the library, with a wide range of memorablila telling the story of Frank Adams’ legacy, the Wembley successes of the early 90s, the famous FA Cup run of 2001 and the Chairboys’ impressive present-day triumphs.
Goalkeeper Matt Ingram was present at the launch to be inducted into a ‘Local Heroes’ display of those players who have grown up in the area and starred for the club, alongside record goalscorer Tony Horseman who also attended the event.
The exhibition is curated by the club, Wycombe Wanderers Trust and the Ex-Players Association, and runs until the spring.
Visitors have the chance to win a number of prizes including one of Ingram’s signed and match-worn shirts and a family ticket to a league match at Adams Park in a competition which encourages visitors to complete a quiz sheet about the artefacts, which can be collected from the first floor.
Trevor Stroud, chairman of Wycombe Wanderers Trust, said: “The exhibition is a tremendous opportunity for us to showcase what makes Wycombe Wanderers such a proud and special club and I encourage everyone to go and visit.
“The club are taking great strides in engaging with the local community and this is another step towards establishing itself in the hearts and minds of the people of High Wycombe, who we hope will come down to Adams Park to support the team.
“We would like to thank John Bignell of the Ex-Players Association, and Keith Blagbrough from the Trust, for arranging the exhibition, and the library for giving us the opportunity to work with them for this special project.”
The library is situated in the Eden Shopping Centre, next to Marks & Spencer, and is open from Tuesday-Sunday each week.