Museum History
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1991/8Bulletin / August 1991CHARCOAL - AN EARTH BURN / We held a Traditional Earth Burn here at the Museum over the weekend of Friday 16th August to Sunday August 18th.

A lady and her daughter came over from the Isle of Wight to write about this and to photograph it for a National Magazine. This proved to be very amusing, as the format was, begin to build the kiln, then "Hold it", for a photograph. This went on for the whole 3 hours that it took to build the kiln, and she took about 70 photographs! They both ended up helping us with the work, and her little four year old daughter, whom we named 'Cornflake', tried to life the coke shovel and failed!

Those initially involved with the burn were me, (Alan), Jon Roberts, Neill Wilkins and Robert, Pat's son. He was the youngest at 13 years old.

Smoke and more smoke - it's away! Just a few more photos. Why do people always want to take photos when you're on top of the mound with a fire roaring away and so much smoke that you can't see a thing? "Hold it" again - and there you \\
1992/10Magazine Vol. 3 No. 9 / October 1992Roy Armstrong Receives Honorary Degree / Roy Armstrong received an honorary degree from the University of Sussex.
1992/10Magazine Vol. 3 No. 9 / October 1992Friends Spring Tours / France - May 1993. Plans progress. Bath April 1993, places to see: Sheldon manor, a cheese dairy; Laycock village and Abbey; Avebury Manor; Bradford on Avon, with its tithe barn; Clevedon Court; Willow and Wetlands Centre; Glastonbury. Contact Carol Hawkins ( later Carol Brinson)
1992/10Magazine Vol. 3 No. 9 / October 1992Three Fund-raising Occasions / A three course lunch in the Coronation Hall Slindon with Simon Brett as speaker. The World of Nature: Music and Images in Consort, and sculpture by David Purslow Contact Virginia Lyon for both. Sotheby's Advisory and Valuation Day.
1992/10Magazine Vol. 3 No. 9 / October 1992Two Autumn events / Two autumn events: What's This? A quiz and talk by Neill Wilkins and Bob Powell about small items of the collection. Uppark Update, a talk by John Eyre.
1992/10Magazine Vol. 3 No. 9 / October 1992Junior Friends' 17th Century Experience / Geoff King asked this year's Junior Friends to be evacuees from London after the 1666 fire.
1992/10Magazine Vol. 3 No. 9 / October 1992Animals Enrich Visitors' Experience / Diana Zeuner writes about the Museum's livestock. Singleton Primrose, the museum's foal has been exchanged a 6-year-old gelding Radford Jim. He, Rosy and William, managed by Peter Albon, have been involved in many activities on site. Rosy has foaled again: Ben, sired by a Dales stallion, Babar. A picture of Peter Albon and Chloe Hill carting hay.
1992/10Magazine Vol. 3 No. 9 / October 1992Friends Produce Stall / Joan Brooks and her helpers will run a produce stall in October
1992/10Magazine Vol. 3 No. 9 / October 1992The European Home Celebrated in Museum's European Arts Festival Exhibition. / Chris Zeuner has organised an Exhibition of "The European Home", written and designed by Richard Harris. It was opened in Crawley Hall by the Duke of Richmond. Later on it will go to the Avoncroft Museum and the Museum of East Anglian Life.
1992/10Magazine Vol. 3 No. 9 / October 1992Marks & Spencer Plc / Marks and Spencer Plc contributed
1992/10Magazine Vol. 3 No. 9 / October 1992Christmas at the Museum / Do your shopping at the Museum! Carols in North Cray House. The Museum will open from 26th December to 3rd January. Through the winter Wednesday and Sunday openings.
1992/10Magazine Vol. 3 No. 9 / October 1992Museum's Woodland Products in Great Demand / The Museum has supplied 25 miles of lath and batten to conservation projects: Uppark House; Kings College, Cambridge; The Globe Theatre Project; English Heritage; Welsh Folk Museum.
1992/10Magazine Vol. 3 No. 9 / October 1992Disappointing Visitor Numbers / By the end of August we had 120,000 visitors - more than 10% less than 1990
1992/10Magazine Vol. 3 No. 9 / October 1992Special Events Provide Fascinating Days for Visitors / The Traditional Food Fair, sponsored by The Observer Series and Surrey Farm Shops was very popular. Attendances at the Sheepdog Trials and Heavy Horses were lower than usual; Roger Linley helped in the trials, sponsored by Goodrowes of Chichester, Deosan Ltd. and Fox & Kent, solicitors. Nationwide Building Society sponsored the Heavy Horses. 5500 visitors at the Rare Breeds Show, sponsored by West Sussex Gazette, National Westminster Bank, SCATS, P & O Ferries, Cyanamid of Great Britain and Cottons. The Children's Activity Weekend was a success. Chichester Tractors and Michelin Tyres will support the Steam Threshing. Carringdale (Bognor) Ltd. sponsored the Publicity Leaflet, matched by a
1992/10Magazine Vol. 3 No. 9 / October 1992Peter Burton / The deaths of Peter Burton, Eileen Simmance and Fred Whitbread are regretted.
1992/10Magazine Vol. 3 No. 9 / October 1992Museums Commission Appeals for Government Help for Museums. / The Museums and Galleries Commission has launched a document calling for a national policy for museums.
1992/10Magazine Vol. 3 No. 9 / October 1992Penny Royal Theatre / John Pollock and Maggie Pollock , who run Penny Royal Theatre, will not be here next year.
1992/10Magazine Vol. 3 No. 9 / October 1992Dr Alan Hayes Appointed Museum's New Chairman / Nigel Stephens has retired as Chairman, and his place has been taken by Dr Alan Hayes.
1992/10Magazine Vol. 3 No. 9 / October 1992Longport House / The Museum has been offered Longport House by Eurotunnel Group. The Canterbury Archaeological Trust will work with the Museum in the dismantling, the cost of which will be met by Eurotunnel. There is a condition that the building should be re-erected within 18 months.
1992/10Magazine Vol. 3 No. 9 / October 1992Winter Dates / Steam Ploughing Weekend; Kay Matson, Art Exhibiition in Crawley Hall; Volunteers Party; Christmas Shopping Day; Carols; Special Christmas Opening.
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