Museum History
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 Date   Origin   Summary 
1984/3Members' Magazine No. 21 / March 1984To all Stewards from Doug and Marjorie Bryant / Doug and Marjorie Bryant, who are retiring, thank all the stewards
1984/3Members' Magazine No. 21 / March 1984Junior Friends Launched / Elizabeth Newbery's scheme for Junior Friends has attracted 40 members. It is open to 7 year olds and above. A number of meetings have been held.
Elizabeth Newbery with Sue England, is writing a children's guide book, and a set of information sheets arranged in four groups: water; wind; animal; houses.
1984/3Members' Magazine No. 21 / March 1984Photographic Competition. / Nearly 500 entries for the photographic Competition. Winners were:
Adult; 1st Mr Herriot of Croydon, 2nd Miss S. Kemp of London, 3rd Mr Stone of London, Highly Commended Mrs Slocock of Haselmere and Mrs B. Martin of Ripley
Junior: 1st Damian Lilley of Tonbridge, 2nd Elizabeth Bell of Chippenham, 3rd Clive Grimwood of Tonbridge; highly commended Eileen Godfrey of Godalming.
Whitby's of Chichester produced the prizes.
1984/3Members' Magazine No. 21 / March 1984Spring Field Trip / Walter Greenway is organising a spring trip to Avebury, Ledbury, some Herefordshire villages, Stokesay Castle, Ludlow, Worcester, Bredon, Bibury and Newbury
1984/3Members' Magazine No. 21 / March 1984"Traditional Building Crafts" Exhibition by Richard Harris / A new touring exhibition called "Traditional Building Crafts" prepared by Richard Harris opens on April 7. It has been promoted by the Building Centre Trust and the Area Museums Service for South East England. Later it will go on tour for 18 months.
1984/3Bulletin / March 1984Catering / Negotiations are nearly completed and we shall publish details of the arrengements for providing this service in the next bulletin.
1984/3Bulletin / March 1984BBC TV / 26 March, 11am
28 March, 2pm
These are programmes for children and we hope the Museum will be mentioned.
1984/3Bulletin / March 1984Temporary Library Assistant / Applicants for the temporary job assisting with the cataloguing and indexing project have been interviewed and Miss Caroline Hallam has been appointed to the post. She will commence her duties on 12 March and hopefully will be able to complete a substantial part of the task within the 12 months of her appointment.
1984/3Bulletin / March 1984Anna Zeuner / ... Arrived without appointment on Feb 14. Mother and baby are doing well. (Anna was Chris & Diana Zeuner's second child).
1984/3Bulletin / March 1984Robert Demaus / ... Is to be congratulated on his engagement to be married to Miss J L Watts. The wedding is to be in May.
1984/3Bulletin / March 1984MSC (Manpower Services Commission) Adult Force / This scheme ends on 31 March and we are very appreciative of the work carried out by these young men.
1984/3Bulletin / March 1984Autumn Activity Weekend / CHANGE OF DATE. The date for the Southern Counties Ploughing Championships, to be held nearby at Billingshurst, has been changed to 21 Oct and we have therefore been forced to change our Autumn dates to 27 & 28 October.
1984/3Members' Magazine No. 21 / March 1984The Festival of Building and Erection of North Cray Hall House - Museum's Major Summer Event / On August 10-12 there will be a Festival of Building to mark the 150th anniversary of the Chartered Institute of Building, at which the timbers of North Cray (repaired by Roger Champion) will be re-erected
A special repeat visit ticket will be isssued to allow visitors to make several visits.
The Museums and Galleries Commission has offered
1984/3Bulletin / March 1984"By pass" road / This has been widened to allow easier access to the overflow car park.
1984/3Members' Magazine No. 21 / March 1984MSC Schemes / A Youth Training Scheme organised by Youthforce West Sussex led by Nicky Deakin is providing young people with environmental conservation work at the Museum
The Community Programme Scheme run by West Sussex County Council is providing work for adults improving the storage arrangements in the cutting.
Application has been made to the Manpower Service Commission for people to work in the library
1984/3Bulletin / March 1984Telephones / Arrangements are in hand to install extensions in the library and in the caf
1984/3Bulletin / March 1984Martin Bossom / Gary Browning / Martin Bossom is leaving us on 13 April to take over his father's boatyard in Penryn, Cornwall. Martin arrived at the Museum in 1974 on a day release scheme and stayed on. We shall be sorry to lose him.
Gary Browning is joining us as an assistant to Martin and to learn the art of charcoal burning. Hopefully he will become a permanent member of staff.
1984/3Bulletin / March 1984Before the end of March ... / The toll gates will be hung.
The new exhibition, written by Kim Leslie, for the Toll Cottage will be completed.
West Wittering school will be furnished.
Four new panels for Court Barn will be on show.
1984/3Bulletin / March 1984Library / Mrs Hallam [Honorary Librarian] draws attention to the fact that there is now an increased collection of books for loan to stewards.
1984/3Bulletin / March 1984Biskupin / A tour for this exhibition has bnow been fixed. It will be going to Runcorn, Durham, Edinburgh, Cambridge and Nottingham after it leaves here. The exhibition will be opened by Professor Barry Cunliffe in the presence of the Polish Ambassador. There will be a symposium on Iron Age buildings in London: details to be published later.
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