Museum History
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1992/7Bulletin / July 1992EILEEN SIMMANCE / We are sorry to report the death of Eileen Simmance, one of our early volunteers, to whom the Museum meant a great deal. She will be sadly missed by everyone.
1992/7Bulletin / July 1992LYNN SHAW / Lynn has been away for several weeks and is greatly missed by staff in the Museum Office. We wish her a speedy recovery after her spell in hospital, and hope she is not finding her convalescence too boring Lynn will be returning soon on a part time basis and we hope we have not made too much of a mess for her to clear up.

Our thanks go to Catherine Melhuish for all her help over the past few weeks in the Office while Lynn has been away. We hope you enjoy your well-eared visit to Canada, Catherine!
1992/7Bulletin / July 1992CHAIRMAN AND TRUSTEES / Mr Nigel Stephens has retired as Chairman of our Executive Board. We send him our thanks for the great deal of time and effort he has put into keeping the Board in order over the last 5 years. Mr Stephens is succeeded by Dr Alan Hayes who has recently retired from ICI at Fernhurst, and we hope he enjoys his time as Chairman.

Mr Jim Oliver has found it necessary to stand down from the Executive Board but he will remain a valued Trustee of the Museum. Thanks go to Mr Oliver for his contributions.

Col Harrison has retired as a Trustee of the Museum. He has devoted an enormous amount of his time to the Museum for which we thank him.
1992/7Bulletin / July 1992ACCOUNTS AVAILABLE / The final accounts for 1991 have now been audited and are available in the Office for any staff and volunteers who would like to see them.
1992/7Bulletin / July 1992HORSES / Singleton Primrose, Rosie's foal, has been exchanged for Radford Gim, a 6 year old colt. Gim will be assisting William in his work around the Museum.
1992/7Bulletin / July 1992VISITOR NUMBERS / As at the end of July we were 5,700 visitors behind, or approximately 5% down, on last year's running attendance. The major fall can be attributed to fewer school children due to a shorter summer term. The other major difference has been lower attendances at the Sheep Dog Trials and Heavy Horses. Despite the downward trend this year we are, in comparison with many other museums and similar attractions, performing very creditably in this current difficult economic climate.
1992/7Bulletin / July 1992BATTENS/LATHS/HURDLES / This year has been a record one for us, supplying these materials to a number of organisations. This includes approximately 10 miles in length of laths, supplied to Kings College, Cambridge, and a similar amount to Uppark.

Habitat has also taken 200 hurdles for display in their stores.
1992/7Bulletin / July 1992RARE BREEDS SHOW / Despite the current difficult economic climate and fall in special event attendance, the Show once again proved as popular as ever with exhibitors and the public. A near record crowd of 5,500 visitors came and enjoyed the many breeds of livestock on show.

The improved layout of the arena helped considerably in the running and enjoyment of the Show. Hopefully the pigs who were once again unable to show because of blue ear disease threat will return in 1993.

We are grateful to Virginia Lyon, as Show Secretary, for all her hard work.
1992/7Bulletin / July 1992JUNIOR FRIENDS SUMMER WEEK / The Junior Friends came to the Museum for a week at the end of July when the children worked on various aspects of the Fire of London. The highlight of the week was the visit by the Fire Brigade when they had the opportunity to assist the firemen.
1992/7Bulletin / July 1992PENNY ROYAL / Once again we welcome the Penny Royal Theatre to the Museum. They will be performing "Outside Edge" by Richard Harris (not our Richard Harris!) from 6-15 August. The Gala Performance, in aid of the Museum's Building Development Fund, will be held on 10 August.
1992/7Bulletin / July 1992TIM BOWLEY / The evening picnic for the Friends was a success with Tim creating a magical atmosphere for those who came to hear him. His storytelling to the school children over the following 3 days was also very well received.
1993/10Magazine Vol. 3 No. 11 / October 1993Picture / A picture of Dave Gabbitas and Albert Peacock cutting thatching straw using a Fordson tractor
1993/10Magazine Vol. 3 No. 11 / October 1993Events Diary / Main events will be: ESUS Woodland Management Course, Steam Threshing etc, Phoebe Somers's book launch, Christopher Fry at Slindon, Virginia Lyon's photos etc, Christmas Shopping, Carols, Gary Couper leading a walk over the Trundle,
1993/10Magazine Vol. 3 No. 11 / October 1993Winter Talks / Winter talks will be made by Peter Brandon, Peter Reynolds, Chris Zeuner, Kim Leslie, Olivia Mills, Richard Harris.
1993/10Magazine Vol. 3 No. 11 / October 1993Visit to Normandy / Marjorie Hallam and Kay Coutin led a visit to Normandy: Honfleur, Courcy, Crevecoeur, Querville, de Champ Versant and de Canapville.
1993/10Magazine Vol. 3 No. 11 / October 1993Volunteers help with the collections / . Volunteers who have helped Bob Powell with the care and management of the collection include: Nigel Westacott, Octavia Heywood Kenney, Peter Stock, Phil Willis, Geoff Busbridge, Brenda Cockburn, John Herniman and his crew. John Hosking of East Harting Farm has given the Museum a barn threshhold. Mr Pitt of Rowlands Castle has given some books. Bernard Johnson gave a cleft and woven oak spale basket. We also received a Sussex waggon.
1993/10Magazine Vol. 3 No. 11 / October 1993Sleeves up! / A short article on the Tuesday gang with a picture of Brian Dell, Reg Knight, John Herniman and Nick Hutton.
1993/10Magazine Vol. 3 No. 11 / October 1993Livestock Developments / The Sussex cow produced a calf, and Rosie produced a filly. A Tamworth boar is visiting our sows. The Southdown ram has been replaced by another.
1993/10Magazine Vol. 3 No. 11 / October 1993Museum Director in Russia / Chris Zeuner has visited Russia and Romania this year as President of the EAOAM
1993/10Magazine Vol. 3 No. 11 / October 1993John Herniman takes to the hills. / John Herniman raised
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