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1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Friends trip to Normandy / Marjorie Hallam is leading a trip to Normandy in early May, staying in Lisieux and Alencon
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Visit to St Mark's Bramber / A guided tour of St Mary's Bramber will be led by Peter Thorogood and Roger Linton on June 15th
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Letter from the Chairman of the Friends / Virginia Lyon Reports several events for Friends: visits to Painshill Park, Shulbrede Priory and Lincoln, run by Carol Hawkins (later Carol Brinson); story telling by Tim Bowley, a talk by John Eyre on Uppark; James Lane and Cathy Lane gave us dinner at Gospel Green and Debbie Wigmore organised a Teddy Bears Picnic for the Junior Friends; Simon Brett spoke after dinner in Slindon; Joan Brooks ran a produce stall; Mary Hum and Ruth Stock have left the Committee
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Cecil Waters at the Causeway Brick Works / Cecil Waters came to Petersfield in 1924 when his father became foreman at Larcombe's brickworks, and took over from his father as foreman. He describes the work in detail. An article by Jean Pritchard.
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Horse-power on the South Downs / The Society of Sussex Downsmen are clearing woodland from bronze age tumuli and cross dykes alongside the South Downs way. on Heyshott Down. Peter Albon suggested to Simon Thomas that the Museum's working horses should help in the clearance. Chris Zeuner approved.
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Ladders long, ladders strong. . . Items we accepted for the collection. / Bob Powell lists some interesting items acquired: carpentry tools from Philpott of Copthorne; gamekeeping items from Mr Hiles; a 800-page ledger containing information on 19th century building from the Horley Lions Club; a collection of mill photos from James E. Hendrey
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993The dismantling of Longport House / Richard Harris on Longport House under several headings: its interpretation, the people involved in the dismantling and the discoveries during the dismantling, Particular mention is made of the Canterbury Archaeological Trust, Roger Champion, Paul Bennett, Chris Zeuner, John Boulden; and of a 17th century 24 inch ruler, fragments of grave markers, a small silver plate with the inscription "This timepiece together with a purse of money was on 18th January 1872 presented to Sergeant George Elwick by members and friends of the 20th Lincolnshire Rifle Volunteers".
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993The Joint Centre for Heritage Conservation and Management. / The programme of courses for 1993 courses of the Joint Centre for Heritage Conservation and Management: 3 courses at Bournemouth University; 6 at Weymouth College; 3 at the Lime Centree, Morestead; some open days at the Centre for the Conservation of the Built Environment, Burseldon; 6 courses at the Museum.
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Keeping up appearances / The winter has been devoted to repair. The wattle fences round Bayleaf have been renewed by Albert Peacock and Dave Gabbitas, Bob Holman has laid several fences. The Tuesday Gang under John Herniman has tackled the Toll Cottage front room. We are renovating some horse-drawn implements for use by Peter Albon
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Woodland porducts training courses / Alan Waters will carry out two training courses in charcoal burning. Tim Wade will hold a training course in chair-bodging.
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Educational services at the Weald and Downland Museum / An important objective of the Museum is to increase people's information about the value of our buuldings. The buildings and the interpreters play their part. and our special events are designed to be informative. 35,000 schoolchildren visit yearly and Geoff King meets as many school parties as possible. We also have courses and seminars. Our partnership with Bournemouth University and Weymouth College adds to our profile. Questions from historic building owners are answered; the library is available, and our publications all play their part. Some examples of the work done are given with reference to Chris Zeuner, Richard Harris, Richard Pailthorpe and Geoff King.
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Picture / A picture of the dismantling of Longport
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Bricks and tiles in Sussex seminar / Molly Beswick is organising a 1-day seminar on Bricks and Tiles in conjunction with the University of Sussex Centre of Continuing Education. Contact Yvonne Barnes
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Longport House offers the Museum new opportunities / Chris Zeuner reports on the plan for Longport House: its location in the centre of the car parks; the shop on the ground floor, storage for the shop in the wing; the offices on the first floor. The Lavant House will house the library, releasing Crawley Hall for greater public access. Eurotunnel will contribute to the cost as part of its commitment to re-erect the house; the PRISM Fund has offered a grant of
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Leaving legacies to the Museum / Urging us to leave money to the Museum by legacy
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Volunteer co-ordinator starts work / John Herniman has taken on the role of Volunteer Co-ordinator to take better advantage of offers of practical help from volunteers.
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Fitting out the Plunbers' Workshop / The Plumbers' Workshop from Newick will be fitted out with plumbers' tools and materials and examples of the craft from early 1900s. The refurbishment is being carried out by Bob Powell assisted by Richard Murdoch and Bob Lillywhite.
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993New plumbing and masonry exhibition under way / The Plumbing Exhibition in Court Barn is to be completely renewed. The cost will be
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Sponsorship / Carringdale (Bognor) Ltd. is sponsoring our publicity leaflet; Portsmouth Publishing & Printing plc is sposoring the Traditional food Fair and the rare Breeds; New sponsors are Wakeford Hotels in Worthing and Colorama at Whitby's in Chichester
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993European Home / The European Home Exhibition moved to Avoncroft Museum of Buildings and the Museum of East Anglian Life and is now touring Scotland.
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