Museum History
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 Date   Origin   Summary 
1983/12Bulletin / December 1983Education / Chichester High School children with West Sussex Institute of Higher Education (Bishop Otter College) students are being involved in a pilot project to develop new material for our education service under the direction of Elizabeth Newbery and John Fines, senior lecturer at WSIHE
1983/12Bulletin / December 1983Sweatshirts / Four sweatshirts, large, are available from the office at
1983/11Bulletin / November 1983Christmas break / Staff break from Friday evening 23 Dec until Monday morning 2 Jan
The Museum will be open to the public on Dec 26, 27 & 28, and Jan 1 & 2
1983/11Bulletin / November 1983Provisional diary of major events in 1984 / 7 April -- opening of W Wittering School
7 Apr - 6 May -- Traditional Building Material
23 Apr - Easter Parade
1 May - Broadside Band
3 May - 29 Jul - Biskupin
19 May - Country Fair
10 Jun - Heavy Horses
7-8 Jul - "Timber"
30 Jul - 31 Aug - Summer School
4-5 Aug - Benningfield Exhibition
6-12 Aug - North Cray Hall House
6-31 Aug - Portrait of a craftsman
10-12 Aug - Chartered Institute of Building Festival
19 Aug - Driving Show
3-30 Sept - Exhibition of Children's work
6-31 Oct - Joy of the Craftsman
20-21 Oct - Autumn Activities
1983/11Bulletin / November 1983Library / The library will be open on Tuesdays during the winter. Application has been made under the Manpower Services Commission Community Projects Programme for assistance to complete the cataloguing of all the library materials.
1983/11Bulletin / November 1983Shop / Peggy Tall will take on the position of 3rd member of the shop team. Doreen Andrews will assist in the shop on Sundays during the winter
1983/11Bulletin / November 1983Jim Hampshire / During the winter months Jim will be doing less cleaning and will be in other duties, mainly coppicing.
Pollarding of some of the hornbeams in the coppice, subject to windblow.
1983/11Bulletin / November 1983Appointments / We are seeking to fill a new position of Assistant Warden to commence in 1984.
1983/11Bulletin / November 1983Winter admission prices / Adults
1983/11Bulletin / November 1983Junior Friends / Elizabeth Newbery has agreed to introduce and organise a Junior branch of the Museum Friends.
1983/11Bulletin / November 1983Carol Service / Tuesday 20 Dec 83 in Bayleaf at 7pm
1983/11Bulletin / November 1983Photocopier / The office has a new photocopier (to be paid for next year). Staff may use this for private purposes at a cost of 5p per copy providing a member of the office staff is present. Alternatively staff may request the office staff to carry out the photocopying which will be done with pleasure.
1983/11Bulletin / November 1983Visitor attendance figures for the 1983 season / 152,930
1983/11Bulletin / November 1983Meetings / GPC [General Purposes Committee] 10 Nov 83
Council 13 Dec 83
Stewards 21 Nov 83
1983/10Members' Magazine No. 20 / October 1983Time Trek / The Museum Board Game "Time Trek" will be available shortly in the Shop.
1983/10Members' Magazine No. 20 / October 1983Spring Field Trip to the Welsh Marches / A trip to the Welsh Marches based on the Abbey Hotel at Great Malvern is planned for April 1984 by Walter Greenway. Probable stops at Avebury, Ledbury, Stokesay Casle, Ludlow, Worcester, Kilpeck Church Bibury and two villages selected from Weobly, Eardisland and Pembridge.
1983/10Members' Magazine No. 20 / October 1983Friends Trip to the West Country / Joan Brooks reports on the Trip to the West Country organised by Walter Greenway. Visits included the Museum at Morwellham, Cotehele and the Mill at Otterton.
1983/10Members' Magazine No. 20 / October 1983Junior Friends to be Formed / Elizabeth Newbery has volunteered to run a Junior Friends group for individual children aged 7 and upwards. They will receive newsletters and there will be special activities at Christmas, Easter and during the summer open only to Junior Friends.
1983/10Members' Magazine No. 20 / October 1983Letter from the Chairman of the Friends. / Sir James Waddell's letter to the Friends refers to the next AGM at which the Secretary, Bernard Johnson and the Treasurer, Elsie Kessler will be retiring. Carol Hawkins (later Carol Brinson) and Bernard Rush are willing to take their places.
The Friends' have contributed
1983/10Members' Magazine No. 20 / October 1983Museum's Smallest Building / A timber-framed privy from Charlton is being erected in the Toll Cottage garden by the Winter volunteer party led by Brian Boseley
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