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1984/6Special Edition / June 1984Festival of Building - Chartered Institute of Building 150 years Celebration / The Festival of Britain Celebration will take place in August sponsored by Redland Brick Company, Hepworth, Lignacite, Chichester Joinery, the Society for the Preservation of Ancient Buildings.
1984/6Special Edition / June 1984Message from the Chairman to the Friends / Sir James Waddell says that the Friends have accepted responibility for a Development Fund Appeal. Carol Hawkins (later Carol Brinson) is being paid an honorarium and is making a start at tapping new sources. John Warren is encouraging the Horsham District Council to help with the horsham shop. Rush & Tomkins plc have given
1984/6Bulletin / June 1984Junior Friends / Membership is closed for the time being.
1984/6Bulletin / June 1984Congratulations / ... To Robert & Jacqueline Demaus on their marriage on 12 May.
1984/6Bulletin / June 1984Publicity caravan / This has started touring and will be at the Surrey Show in Guildford, after which it will go to Goodwood for the International Dressage and then to the South of England Show at Ardingly.
1984/6Special Edition / June 1984Medieval Players Summer Tour / Tickets for Don Pedro Caldron "the Great Theatre of the World" are advertised
1984/6Bulletin / June 1984Friends membership drive / This has so far recruited over 120 members. These new members will be extremely welcome and we hope they will find their association with the Museum rewarding and will re-join when the time comes.
1984/6Special Edition / June 1984New Manpower Services Commission Scheme / A team under the Manpower Services Commission Sceme will be working under Caroline Hallam in the library.
1984/6Bulletin / June 1984Heavy Horse at Singleton / The Sussex Mutual Building Society will be sponsoring this event and we are grateful for their interest.
1984/6Bulletin / June 1984School bookings / Every weekday is full in June, as is the first week of July.
1984/6Bulletin / June 1984West Sussex Rural Engineering / Peter Darby and Gus Pollard have completed the gun carriage and this has been delivered to the Mary Rose. The Trust appear to be well pleased with it.
1984/6Bulletin / June 1984North Cray hall house / Roger Champion is now repairing the roof of this building. It can be seen partially erected at Charlton barns.
1984/6Bulletin / June 1984Health & Safety / An advisory visit by the Health & Safety Inspector has taken place. On the whole we appear to be showing the necessary common sense about H&S matters. However, the following points are worth making.
1. People using chemicals are not always aware of the hazards involved with particular chemicals. Anyone using chemicals to treat woodworm or dry rot must use suitable gloves and goggles - this is very important. Also, if these chemicals are used indoors, good ventilation is essential.
2. A number of Calor gas cylinders were stored indoors - this must not happen.
3. Lead burning can no longer take place.
4. The sawpits need better protection and a number of extra guards are necessary in the Lurgashall Mill.
We shall also need to revise and renew some of the lifting equipment used in dismantling and re-erecting buildings.
Detailed recommendations will be made on receipt of the formal report from the H&S Executive.
1984/6Bulletin / June 1984Country Fair / This year was a great success. Over
1984/6Bulletin / June 1984Horsham / Reigate / Progress report on fund raising:
John Warren has offered to launch the project in the Horsham area with his Board Room as the venue. This event, to which potential donors will be invited, will take place in July. The Redland Brick Co have offered free materials. Lignacite (Tarmac) have offered materials. Rush & Tomkins, who developed the site in Reigate from which the Reigate building came, have sent a cheque for
1984/6Bulletin / June 1984MSC Library assistants / Interviews will take place shortly. It has been decided to provide a Portacabin behind the library in order to house people working on this scheme. While this is not entirely satisfactory it is the only immediate solution. It will be screened as well as possible.
1984/6Bulletin / June 1984Telephone extensions / These have been installed at the refreshments and stables for emergency use only.
1984/6Special Edition / June 1984Organisations assisting the Museum financially / The following organsiations are assisting the Museum financially: Museum & Galleries Commission , Whiteheads Estate Agents of Chichester, Area Museum Service for S. E. England, Horley Services Group, Sussex Mutual Building Society.
1984/6Special Edition / June 1984Diary Dates / Museum caravan at Ardingly Show, Heavy Horses, Medieval Players, Timber Festival, Exhibition by Gordon Beningfield, Portraits of Craftsmen exhibition, Re-erection of North Cray, Summer School, Joy of Craftsmen exhibition, Steam Threshing etc.
1984/6Special Edition / June 1984Recently published book "Look Here" / Elizabeth Newbery has written and Susan England has designed a book called "Look Here" for children
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