|1983/3||Members' Magazine No. 19 / March 1983||Toll Cottage / The toll cottage will be completed in the season, with a new Exhibition on Turnpikes and Toll Cottages by Kim Leslie. An earth closet from the Goodwood Estate is being rebuilt.|
|1983/3||Members' Magazine No. 19 / March 1983||Repairs to Bayleaf / The weather side of Bayleaf was repaired in the winter. The work included changes to the foundations. Brian Boseley rewattled-and-daubed some panels, and Roger Champion repaired several timbers. |
Tichfield Market |Hall has had its gable end tile-hung.
Maintenance of Winkhurst is the next job.
|1983/3||Members' Magazine No. 19 / March 1983||North Cray Hall House / Roger Chamnpion has started on repair of the elm timbers of North Cray. The Friends have contributed |
|1983/3||Members' Magazine No. 19 / March 1983||Letter from the Chairman of the Friends. / The AGM was well attended. There are now over 1700 Friends. The subscription rates were raced, hopefully there won't be another increase for some time. He rules need revision. At the AGM Chris Zeuner and Richard Harris gave a talk on developments. |
The Committee has confirmed financial support for North Cray Nad West Wittering scjhool.
WE will stage a produce stall at the Country Fair and the Activity Weekend in July and maybe in October. Joan Brooks, Mary Hum and Ethel Buvyer will welcome help at the stall.
|1983/12||Bulletin / December 1983||Junior Friends / Children between 8 and 14 years are eligible. Subscription |
|1983/12||Bulletin / December 1983||Warnham Estate / Heather Champion and Robert Demaus have dismantled an interesting corn mill. It was originally driven by a gas engine on the Warnham Estate and has been kindly donated by Charles Lucas|
|1983/12||Bulletin / December 1983||Petworth Estate / ... Has most generously donated a timber pig sty situated at Coultershaw and also a rick stand|
|1983/12||Bulletin / December 1983||Photographic Competition / Judging will take place in Crawley Hall on Wed 7 Dec in the evening|
|1983/12||Bulletin / December 1983||Chartered Institute of Building / CIOB have established a small working party to run their celebration event, which is to take place from 10-12 August. Principal organisers are Derek Hale of Snelling Ltd and Norman Duval.|
|1983/12||Bulletin / December 1983||Filming / During February 1984 Jonathan Lynch will be filming again for "Paradigms". This time it will only involve one or two members of staff.|
|1983/12||Bulletin / December 1983||Shop / This winter we are offering hot drinks and biscuits to visitors on Wednesdays and Sundays and this in proving to be very successful. Volunteers and staff are welcome to one free drink of whatever is available per day.|
|1983/12||Bulletin / December 1983||Training on Conservation Techniques / Under the direction of Richard Harris we shall be running a course for six weeks in the summer, aimed ay members of the building industry. [This course did not run]|
|1983/12||Bulletin / December 1983||Ruth Tittensor / Ruth Tittensor is going to make proposals for returning some of our grassland to a more traditional mix of species.|
|1983/12||Bulletin / December 1983||Library / Because of changes in Manpower Services policy the scheme for assistance for the Library will not now proceed, but using funds offered by the Friends and a Charitable Trust we hope to go ahead with an alternative scheme. This will involve the temporary employment of two people.|
|1983/12||Bulletin / December 1983||Toll Cottage privy / A group of volunteers has constructed a seat for the earth closet and it is intended to hang a door on the building prior to opening|
|1983/12||Bulletin / December 1983||Christmas / The Christmas concert scheduled for 17 Dec has regretfully been cancelled.|
Rotas are being prepared for those involved with Christmas / New Year opening, and those invloved with care of stock.
|1983/12||Bulletin / December 1983||Visitor numbers 1 April - 31 Oct / 1981 - 144,815|
1982 - 176,373
1983 - 152,930
|1983/12||Bulletin / December 1983||Stewards de-briefing / This was a very good meeting attended by nearly 100 stewards. Several useful points were raised and discussed and will be given full consideration.|
|1983/12||Bulletin / December 1983||Visitor surveys in 1984 / 70% of visitors were on their first visit|
37.5% came from West Sussex
22% came from Surrey
20% came from Hampshire
12% came from East Sussex
45% came as a result of a friend/relative's recommendation
|1983/12||Bulletin / December 1983||Time Trek / The Museum Game has at last been delivered and is available in the shop on Wednesdays and Sundays or the office during the week at |