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1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Livestock at the Museum / Sheep: our flock of Southdowns continue to thrive, and will be joined by some Romneys. Pigs: two breeding Tamworth wll be kept near Bayleaf; Chris Zeuner and Diana Zeuner have a Gloucestershire Old Spot sow, which will produce piglets for the Toll Cottage. Poultry: a flock of Dorkings will be re-established. Cattle: two breeding Sussex cows will be kept. Horses: William owned by Chris Zeuner and Diana Zeuner will continue with light work; Jim is ideal for working among the public; Rosy is likely to be sold. Peter Albon is in charge of the livestock.
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993USA Open Air Museums study tour / Richard Pailthorpe organised a study tour to the USA in the autumn, with people from Open Air Museums in Norway, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, England and Wales. They visited Old Stourbridge Village, Plimouth Plantation, Mystic Seaport, the Hancock Shaker Village, the Farmers' Museum at Cooperstown, the Hudson Valley, Bethlehem, Hagley Museum, Longwood Gardens, Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC, Mount Vernon and Williamsburg.
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Museums and Galleries Commission visit / Grahame Greene, the Chairman of the Museums and Galleries Commission and other members, including Frank Atkinson and Dame Margaret Wilson visited the Museum
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Phoebe Somers's book / Phoebe Somers has written a book based on interviews with country people in the county. The Museum and the West Sussex County Council have helped with its publication by Alan Sutton Publishing.
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Special events / Special events in 1993 wi. l include: Traditional Food Fair, Heavy Horses, Novice Sheepdog Trials, Wool and Wood (a new event), Rare Breeds, and Steam Threshing etc; also a Childern's Activity weekend and a Craft Fair organised by Virginia Lyon
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Latest developments in the library / Despite the absence of a full-time librarian the library has developed, thanks to Julian Stodd and Miss "Qui" Quihampton, under the general guidance of Bob Powell. Julian Stodd has undertaken work on computerisation, and Richard Harris is formatting a relatively indestructible "read only" version of the catalogue.
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993History re-enactment / The History Re-enactment Workshop will visit the Museum in the weekend 25-27 June. Andrew Robertshaw leads the group.
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Assessment of decay in structural timber / Robert Demaus writes an article about his experience in looking for signs of decay in timber buildings.
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Developments at Goodwood Country Park / The Goodwood Country Park involves the Goodwood Estate and the Museum. It is managed by the Sussex Downs Conservation Board, and has Gary Couper as a ranger, Richard Pailthorpe organised a series of guided walks. A major element invoves the rebuilding of Seven Points House.
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Picture / A picture of Mick Betsworth dressing Chilmark stone for Reigate.
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Volunteers needed for education work. / Geoff King calls for volunteers to help with schools.
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993The changing world of a curator / Bob Powell is offered numerous objects for the Museum. He has to decide whether it is relevant to the collection, whether we already have enough similar items, whether its condition is satisfactory. He hopes that potential donors will not be deterred by his occasional refusals.
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Mill works / Maintenance work on Lurgashall Mill continued this year with the replacement of many boards in the penstock. The work was undertaken by Robert Demaus
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Fund-raising efforts go underground! / Chris Zeuner will undertake a sponsored walk through the Eurotunnel. Sponsors wanted
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Events Diary 1993 / Main events in 1993 will be: Traditional Food Fair, Craft Fair, Wool and Wood Day, Heavy Horses, Children's Activity weekend, Novice Sheepdog Trials, Steam Threshing etc.
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Sotheby's advisory and valuation day. / Sotheby's will be conducting an advisory and valuation day on site on May 28th
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Expanding our cookies / Bartley Mill in Frant East Sussex are producing new biscuits using our flour.
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Evening of early music and dinner / St Peter's Singers will be presenting a programme of madrigals followed by dinner in Sole Street on July 3rd
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Gardens open in Slindon / Timbers, School Hill and St Richards House, Top Road, in Slindon will be open to the public on April 10th
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993The World of nature - music and images in consort / David Purslow is showing nature and landscape slides accompanied by classical music in the Assembly Rooms on March 18th
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