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1985/10Magazine Vol. 2 No. 25 / October 1985Winter Volunteers / There is a range of jobs for volunteers to work at on Tuesdays in the winter.
1985/10Magazine Vol. 2 No. 25 / October 1985Adult Education at the Museum / The University of Southampton is holding a 26-meeting course on "the English Village" at the Museum.
There will be a day school on "William Cobbett and Rural England" on 30th November
1985/10Magazine Vol. 2 No. 25 / October 1985Rare Breeds Show / More than 200 animals were entered for the Museum's Rare Breeds show, which raised more than 4000 visitors. It was organised in association with the Sussex Regional Group of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust. It is hoped to make it an annual event.
1985/10Magazine Vol. 2 No. 25 / October 1985Diary Dates / Lectures by Mrs M. Beswick, Peter Reynolds, Kim Leslie, Marjorie Hallam, Martin Caroe, Joan Harding. Volunteers' Party. Travel Road Show in Midhurst (fundraising). Carols in Bayleaf. Cookery demonstration by Katie Stewart.
1985/10Magazine Vol. 2 No. 25 / October 1985Agricultural Exhibition with a Difference. / The Central Southern Branch of the National Farmers' Union want to stage an exhibition on the site where the Kirdford shed was burnt down. The aim would be to demonstrate how farms etc have changed through the years.
1985/10Magazine Vol. 2 No. 25 / October 1985Horsham Auction / The Friends' Auction raised
1985/10Magazine Vol. 2 No. 25 / October 1985Alan Waters Raises
1985/10Magazine Vol. 2 No. 25 / October 1985This year's Trip to Kent / Three things contributed to the success of the trip to Kent: Mrs Shelley's sterling work in welcoming us all over Charlwood; Dr Hudd's personal greeting for us to Tenterden; the weather, which produced the only four fine days in spring. On our way we visited Winkhurst Green and Bayleaf Bay in the Bough Beech reservoir. Other visits were to Smarden (full of Wealden houses and the Flying Horse), Leeds; Winchelsea, Brookland Church, Great Dexter and Michelham. The Museum of Kent opened especially for us. Nick Dodd giving us a personal tour. Frank Gregory got Nutley Mill running for us.
1985/10Magazine Vol. 2 No. 25 / October 1985Letter from the Chairman of the Friends / Sir James Waddell writes: the Development Fund Appeal has raised over
1985/10Magazine Vol. 2 No. 25 / October 1985Summer School / The 3rd annual summer school was attended by 50 children in the charcoal burner's camp. It was led by Elizabeth Newbery, helped by Richard Mabey, Keith Wood and Sue Chaplin.
1985/10Magazine Vol. 2 No. 25 / October 1985Reception / The Society of County Secretaries met at the Museum for a reception given by Michael Holdsworth.
1985/10Magazine Vol. 2 No. 25 / October 1985Looking Sheepish / A sheep escaped from the sheep dog trials and swam across the lake to the island.
1985/10Magazine Vol. 2 No. 25 / October 1985Bayleaf Garden Report / Dr Sylvia Landsberg has written a report on the design of the garden for Bayleaf. The report will be considered by the Sites and Buildings Committee
1985/10Magazine Vol. 2 No. 25 / October 1985Andrew Hodby / Andrew Hodby is now caretaker, and lives in Gonville Cottage.
1985/10Magazine Vol. 2 No. 25 / October 1985Assistant Required / Walter Greenway wants an assistant for next year's Field Trip.
1985/10Magazine Vol. 2 No. 25 / October 1985Carnegie Interpret Britain Commendation / The Museum has won a commendation in the Carnegie United Kingdom Trust's Interpret Britain Awards for the children's publication "Look Here", written by Elizabeth Newbery and designed by Susan England. The Duke of Gloucester presented the award
1985/10Magazine Vol. 2 No. 25 / October 1985Library / Caroline Hallam has left the Library, and been replaced by Louise Jaggard who supervises the MSC Scheme cataloguing material. Two part-time places are vacant
1985/10Magazine Vol. 2 No. 25 / October 1985Fund Raising Events / Two fund raising events will be held soon. Meon Valley Holidays of Petersfield will hold a Travel Road Show in Midhurst; the proceeds will go to the Museum Development Fund.
A cookery demonstration by Katie Stewart of Good Housekeeping and the Times will be held in Chichester; the proceeds will go to the Museum Fund.
1985/10Magazine Vol. 2 No. 25 / October 1985Children's Farming Pack / Elizabeth Newbery has written, and Susan England designed, a new children's pamphlet called "Side by Side", designed to show activities available at the Museum and Goodwood.
1985/10Magazine Vol. 2 No. 25 / October 1985John Friar / John Friar will retire at the end of the year. He played a major role in Lurgashall Mill, and the Redford Roundhouse.
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