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1984/10Bulletin / October 1984Elizabeth Newbery / Elizabeth Newbery has taken up her post as part-time Education Officer jointly with the West Sussex Countryside Studies Trust which is based at Goodwood.
1984/10Members' Magazine No. 22 / October 1984Gordon Beningfield Exhibition / 70 people attended the exhibition preview of Gordon Beningfield's paintings. This included a talk by Gordon Beningfield and the reading of some of Hardy's poems by Robert Gittings. 50 limited edition and 600 unlimited edition prints of his painting of Bayleaf have been sold.
1984/10Bulletin / October 1984REMINDERS / 1.10.84 - GPC. 1030. Granary.
3.10.84 - Friends Committee. 1000.
4.10.84 - Southampton University Course starts.
6.10.84 - Joy of the Craftsman - Witley.
9.10.84 - Council of Management. 6 pm. Fox and Hounds.
20.10.84 - Junior Friends.
27 & 28.10.84 - Autumn Activities.
1984/10Bulletin / October 1984Sweatshirts / The shirts from our supplier seems this year to be of a poor quality and we are trying to find another source; this may mean that the cost of each item could be
1984/10Bulletin / October 1984Biskupin Exhibition / This is now open in Edinburgh - next stop Cambridge!
1984/10Bulletin / October 1984Vice-Presidents' Evening / This was to have been held at Goodwood but, unfortunately, has had to be postponed.
1984/10Bulletin / October 1984Exhibition / The Area Museums Service exhibition "Joy of the Craftsman" opens on October 6th in Witley Joiners Shop.
1984/10Bulletin / October 1984Autumn Activities - 27 and 28 October / There will be several teams of horses and some vintage tractors to do the ploughing plus, we hope, demonstrations by The Taunton Cider Cooper.
1984/10Bulletin / October 1984Harvest / We extend many apologies to Ted Nash for omitting his name from the band of harvesters mentioned in last month's Bulletin. Sorry Ted!
1984/10Bulletin / October 1984John G Snelling / John G Snelling & Co will be using the upper room in Crawley Hall on October 24th for a company meeting.
1984/10Bulletin / October 1984Friends of the Museum AGM - 10 November 1984 / This meeting is usually in the afternoon in Chichester and Staff are very welcome to attend. Details from the Office.
1984/10Members' Magazine No. 22 / October 1984Friends Auction / An auction will be held in Horsham in Spring 1985. Sotheby's Pulborough Salerooms are giving advice and services.
1984/10Members' Magazine No. 22 / October 1984Autumn Activities / The Autumn Activities weekend will be on October 27/28
1984/10Members' Magazine No. 22 / October 1984Charcoal and Spars / The sale of charcoal produced by Gary Browning and Dale Standing has been excellent. Thatching spars made by Albert Peacock have been sold to a thatching wholesaler
1984/10Members' Magazine No. 22 / October 1984Wanted! / The Museum wants good quality Horsham Slab roofing for Crawley Hall and the Horsham shop.
1984/10Members' Magazine No. 22 / October 1984Busy Summer Season / At the end of August the visitor numbers was 143,000. A record number attended the heavy Horses day: 5,300. West Wittering School was opened by Kenneth Ball. Richard Harris's exhibition "Traditional Building Crafts" ran in Witley Joiner's Shop. William, the Museum's heavy horse, and the Museum's Sussex wagon (horsed by a pair of Bob Robinson's horses) were at the Harness Horse parade in Regent's Park The Biskupin Exhibition was opened by Prof. Barry Cunliffe. The Country Fair was a success. The Museum Caravan was at the South of England Show. The Medieval Players presented "The Great Theatre of the World" in the Museum. The Timber Festival included demonstrations by the Edward James Foundation's forestry staff. Gordon Beningfield's paintings were exhibited.
1984/10Members' Magazine No. 22 / October 1984Biskupin - A Visit to Poland? / The Biskupin exhibitilon fascinated many. Marjorie Hallam is exploring the possibility of arranging a coach trip to Poland.
1984/10Members' Magazine No. 22 / October 1984Letter from the Chairman of the Friends / Sir James Waddell appeals for Committee members from the Horsham and Reigate areas, particularly because of the erection of the Reigate House and the Horsham shop (originally Glaysher's). He pushes the auction and thanks Bernard Johnson, Bruce Pailthorpe, John Friar, Carol Hawkins (now Carol Brinson) and Richard Pailthorpe'
1984/10Members' Magazine No. 22 / October 1984Spring Field Trip to the Weald / The 1985 field trip, run by Walter Greenway, will visit its own catchment area. Charlwood, High Beech. Penshurst, Bodiam, Winchelsea, Romney Marsh churches, Tenterden, Smarden, Leeds, The Kent Museum of Rural Life and Michelham Priory.
1984/10Members' Magazine No. 22 / October 1984Why are the Timbers Painted Red? / Richard Harris reports that the timbers of North Cray showed many traces of red paint in places where it was protected from the weather. There is other evidence that many medieval timber framed houses had their timbers painted red.
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