Museum History
(3830 Records)

 Yr/Mo   Origin   Summary 
1989/8Bulletin / August 1989(none) / Firstly, a warm welcome to John Chatterway, our new stockman, and his wife Jean. We hope they are now happily installed in Gonville Cottage.

Andrew and Jean Hodby have moved to a cottage on the West Dean Estate, and Andrew will continue his duties as before.

We also welcome Mike Tighe who has recently joined us to assist Neill Wilkins in the Mill
1989/8Bulletin / August 1989FRIENDS' SUMMER PARTY / This event, held on Friday 23rd June, was very well supported, and much enjoyed by the 150 Friends, Trustees, Volunteers and Staff who attended. The weather was fine, and the Ellis'es provided an excellent barbecue, whilst an enthusiastic group of musicians soon had everyone on their feet "barn dancing".
1989/8Bulletin / August 1989DAVID GOACHER / It is with sadness that we report the untimely death of David Goacher who died recently. David assisted every year with the Museum's harvest and threshing and worked hard for the Museum in other ways from time to time.

A number of David's local friends have asked whether it would be possible to dedicate a bench on the Museum site to his memory. This we intend to do.
1989/8Bulletin / August 1989(none) / On 6th August Neill Wilkins, our Miller, will be jumping off Bognor Pier in aid of the Bognor Fun Bus, Children's Play Project in the Arun District. We appreciate that by the time you receive this bulletin it will be too late to sponsor Neill, but any donations following this heroic leap would be gratefully received by him for this worthy cause!
1989/8Bulletin / August 1989RECENT SPONSORSHIP / Dalgety Agriculture
1989/8Bulletin / August 1989(none) / During August it is hoped to stage demonstrations every day at the Museum. Demonstrations will range from the manufacture of replica medieval tiles to hurdle making.

The annual Junior Friends Summer School is at present underway, and much enjoyed by the 40 youngsters attending. The theme is "survival after the greenhouse effect has caused the water levels to rise", and they will build their own shelters in which they will sleep on the last night of the week!

The shop is now stocking some beautiful pewter items, based on the special pewterware commissioned for Bayleaf. In addition horn spoons and mugs are for sale, also based on those in Bayleaf. THESE WOULD MAKE EXCELLENT CHRISTMAS PRESENTS!

The dismantling of the cottages in Holloway Hill, Godalming, will start, provisionally on 4 September.

Between 4th and 8th September the Museum is hosting the Annual Conference of the Arbeitskreis fur Hausforschung, following arrangements instigated by the Vernacular Architecture Group. The Gr \\
1989/8Bulletin / August 1989SCADBURY & SOLE STREET BUILDINGS / Richard Harris has been working on the timbers of these buildings, which are currently laid out in barns at Boxgrove.
1989/8Bulletin / August 1989RARE BREEDS SHOW / On July 23rd the Rare Breeds Show took place once again. Despite the heat this was very successful, and particular thanks go to all those who set up the pens and stewarded in the car parks on that day. 4,600 visitors attended - less than last year but still to be considered an enormous success.
1989/8Bulletin / August 1989AN INVITATION TO THE PALACE / The Director and his wife were recently honoured by an invitation to a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace, and on 11th July they spent an enjoyable afternoon there.
1989/8Bulletin / August 1989FRIENDS OF CHALK PITS MUSEUM and HAMPSHIRE FARM MUSEUM VISIT / On the evening of June 28th our Museum Friends entertained members of the Friends of the Chalk Pits Museum and Hampshire Farm Museum. It provided an opportunity for supporters of the three organisations to get to know each other.
1989/8Bulletin / August 1989GOODWOOD RACE MEETING / On 16th June Goodwood Racecourse Ltd generously included a race at the Evening Meeting, run under the banner of the Museum, and entitled "The Weald & Downland Museum Stakes". A number of Friends attended and enjoyed the meeting, and our Chairman entertained some new sponsors for the Museum, hopefully cementing relationships with welcome supporters.

Unfortunately no-one can remember either the name of the horse or the jockey who won the race, but an Estate Agent punter who successfully backed them generously donated some of his winnings to Museum funds!
1990/12Bulletin / December 1990TEMPTING THE TOURIST! / Richard Pailthorpe recently organised a very successful Tourism Forum at Goodwood House on behalf of the local tourism industry. Over 100 members of tourist attractions in the area attended.

The Forum explored relationships between the Portsmouth area and the Chichester area and concluded that there were many opportunities for better co-operation. Hopefully the Forum will lead to ACTION!
1990/12Bulletin / December 1990CONGRATULATIONS! / Congratulations to Chris who this week entered the portals of Buckingham Palace to receive his OBE from the Queen.
1990/12Bulletin / December 1990GREEN AND FRIENDLY! / In common with many other organisations, the Museum has decided to undertake an "environmental audit". We shall be looking at all aspects of our organisation in order to see whether we can reduce consumption and whether we are using materials that are environmentally friendly. Andrew Hodby would welcome any ideas or observations.
1990/12Bulletin / December 1990FULL OF THE JOYS OF SPRING! / The Friends Spring Tour to the Derbyshire area next April is fully booked with a longish waiting list.
1990/12Bulletin / December 1990OVER THE TOP! / This is the title of an exhibition in Crawley Hall of pictures by Walter Greenway illustrating methods of venting smoke etc., and other things seen above roofs. It will be open, when the Museum is open (Wednesdays, Sundays and extra days at Christmas), from 2nd December to 13th January, admission free. A simple competition based on the popularity of the individual pictures is being staged as well for a fee of
1990/12Bulletin / December 1990- AND MORE MONEY! /
1990/12Bulletin / December 1990- AND ANOTHER EXHIBITION! / The "Hands-on" Exhibition which is planned for Witley is also underway. We will be developing a series of activities whereby the public can experience and explore building materials. This is scheduled to open at the beginning of next season.
1990/12Bulletin / December 1990BUILD UP TO THE BRICK EXHIBITION! / Bricklayers from Redlands are now engaged in building the demonstration brickwork in the Petersfield Drying Shed. The panels written by Richard Harris are now being prepared and the Exhibition is scheduled to open formally on 15th May.
1990/12Bulletin / December 1990- MORE HAUTE CUISINE! / Congratulations to Virginia Lyon who, with her magnificent team of helpers from the Friends Committee and their wives, raised over
Page 102 of 192
<<First <Prev 100 101102 103 104 Next> Last>>
Powered by Tools JX