Museum History
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1995/10Magazine Vol. 6 No. 15 / October 1995Junior Friends re-launched / The Junior Friends group was re-launched by Sue Shave with a summer camp based on the life of an occupant of Winkhurst
1995/10Magazine Vol. 6 No. 15 / October 1995Another Milestone reached / Beeding and Bramber Local History Society has given the Museum another milestone, which came from Upper Beeding High Street only a few hundred yards from our Toll Cottage
1995/10Magazine Vol. 6 No. 15 / October 1995A journey to Rajasthan and Moghul India / An Indian journey will be led by Richard Hunt
1995/10Magazine Vol. 6 No. 15 / October 1995Spadework. . . / Praise of the Betsworth brothers' hard work in digging the foundations for Whittakers Cottages.
1995/10Magazine Vol. 6 No. 15 / October 199560 ft load winds through Singleton / Timbers for Longport were taken through Singleton by the Museums horses. The load was 60 foot long.
1995/10Magazine Vol. 6 No. 15 / October 1995Picture / A picture of the new mobile ticket office
1995/10Magazine Vol. 6 No. 15 / October 1995Canadian Museum Tour planned / Bob Powell will lead a tour of open air museums in Canada in September1996. Visits include: Black Creek Pioneer Village, Doon Heritage Crossroads, Upper Canada Village, Ottawa, Algonquin Provincial Park, Science North, Big Nickel Mine
1995/10Magazine Vol. 6 No. 15 / October 1995Christmas shopping at the Museum / An advertisement for the Museum shop and its Christmas card.
1995/10Magazine Vol. 6 No. 15 / October 1995Museum plans its first summer school / Richard Hunt will be the director of a summer school based on the Museum on 6/13 July 1996
1995/10Magazine Vol. 6 No. 15 / October 1995Friends Events 1996 / A talk by Ray Ashdown on "Pigs in Archaeology". Coach trip to the Globe Theatre. Annual Conference and AGM; visit to Midhurst. Spring tour to the Isle of Man, including Manx Museum, Island Treasure House, steam railway to Castle Rushen, Nautical Museum, Great Laxey Wheel, Peel Castle, Grove Life Rural Museum, Contact Jean Piggott
1995/10Magazine Vol. 6 No. 15 / October 1995Events diary / The main events are Volunteers' Christmas party, Christmas shopping, Carols, "Pigs in Archaeology", Volunteers briefing, Friends trip to the Globe Theatre, Friends annual conference, Food Fair, Spring tour to the isle of Man.
1995/3Magazine Vol. 6 No. 14 / March 1995Leopold Muller Estate donates
1995/3Magazine Vol. 6 No. 14 / March 1995Difficult times - but we respond with a more exciting year than ever! / Chris Zeuner reports that last year was very difficult, The recession has had a major effect on recreational activity. The Museum gets capital grants but it is the cost of running which is hard to find. A full programme has been arranged for this year. The Dovetail programme is interesting. We will also launch the new MSc course with Bournemouth University. Longport timber-frame will be erected. and Whittakers Cottages will be re-erected thanks to help from the Leopold Muller Estate.
1995/3Magazine Vol. 6 No. 14 / March 1995Supporting the Weald and Downland Museum / Supporters include: Eurotunnel, Basil Shippam Trust, The Blunt Trust, The Brewers' Company, The Clothworkers' Foundation, David Cover & Son Ltd. , The Drapers' Charitable Trust, Edward Lewis Trust, Edward Hogg Charitable Trust, Esmee Fairbairn Trust, Garfield Weston Trust, Godinton Charitable Trust, Golden Bottle Trust, Hall and Co. , Harold Smith Trust, Havenhope Trust, The Idlewild Trust, The Ironmongers Company, Keymer Brick and Tile Co. Ltd. , Llankelly Trust, The Mercers' Charitable Trust, Tarmac Topblock, The Three T's Trust, Walter Guiness Trust, W. L. West and Sons Ltd. , all for Longport; The Leopold Muller Trust for Whittakers; Carringdale (Bognor) Ltd. , Chichester Observer Series, C. Shippam Ltd. , Flexiprint Ltd. , Stride and Son, The Farm Advertiser, West Sussex Gazette.
1995/3Magazine Vol. 6 No. 14 / March 1995WLA girls re-unite / Former Women's Land Army girls gathered at the Museum for a reunion on the Steam Threshing Day, with a picture of Bob Powell with Mrs Una Wilson of Worthing. Nigel Westacott helped with the exhibition.
1995/3Magazine Vol. 6 No. 14 / March 1995Lurgashall Mill produces 33 tonnes of flour! / Lurgashall Mill produces 33 tonnes of flour annually producing around
1995/3Magazine Vol. 6 No. 14 / March 1995Our place in the sun / Despite the general recession of museums the Museum has done well.
1995/3Magazine Vol. 6 No. 14 / March 1995Man's relationship with nature explored in "Echoes in the Landscape". / "Echoes in the Landscape" is a temporary exhibition coming to the Museum from 1-18 April. It is the work of Ted Vincent and Jane Meredith of Petworth, showing the relationship between the ever changing natural world and the transient man-made structures.
1995/3Magazine Vol. 6 No. 14 / March 1995Hilda Holden and Ted Nash / Hilda Holden and Ted Nash, both supporters form the earliest days, have died
1995/3Magazine Vol. 6 No. 14 / March 1995Whittakers Cottage / Richard Harris writes that Richard Whittaker lived on the site in 1840 and in the 1851 census his widow, Elizabeth Whittaker, was living there. In 1859 the railway was opened, and Elizabeth's cottage must have been destroyed. The plan is to show It with one cottage of the semi-detached pair showing the construction and details.
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