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1996/3Magazine Vol. 6 No. 16 / March 1996Charcoal Company wins Community Enterprise Award. / The Bioregional Charcoal Company through which the Museum markets some charcoal has won a Community Enterprise Award sponsored by The Times and Touche ross. Alan Waters will run an introductory course on 29 March and an earth kiln on 26/28 July.
1996/3Magazine Vol. 6 No. 16 / March 1996The job that can't be done. / Sue Shave describes her work as Interpretation Officer: Service to schools, teachers pack, special activities for schools, forging links with other organisations, special events, assistance for West Dean, Goodwood Estate
1996/3Magazine Vol. 6 No. 16 / March 1996Plans for 1996 / Sue Shave's plans for 1996: INSET, teachers course on Goodwood's resources; producing teachers' resources with Tim McCann; organising a school drama project wirth Davison High School on History of Goodwood; environment workshops at Seeley Copse; woodland management scheme in Seeley Copse; liasaon with forestry departments; working with Rosemary Baird the curator at Goodwood.
1996/3Magazine Vol. 6 No. 16 / March 1996Julian Stodd graduates / Keith Bickmore says that Julian Stodd, one of the museum's youngest regular volunteers has graduated from Bournemouth University
1996/3Magazine Vol. 6 No. 16 / March 1996Lively demonstration programme planned / Bob Powell is planning to have at least one demonstration of countryside or building skills every day through the summer holiday
1996/3Magazine Vol. 6 No. 16 / March 1996Cuddle up to a bull - / Sylvia Stone of the West Sussex Gazette presented the prize for champion Beef Shorthorn to Chris Blyth
1996/3Magazine Vol. 6 No. 16 / March 1996Diary 1996 / Main events include: Re-erection of Whittakers Cottages, Traditional Food Fair, Food and Farming Through the Ages, Heavy Horses, Master Classes in Building Conservation, Southern Early Music, Rare Breeds, History Re-enactment Workshop, Children's Activity Weekend, Autumn Countryside Celebrations, Christmas Shopping
1996/3Magazine Vol. 6 No. 16 / March 1996Little things that make a difference / Bob Powell describes the year's collection. Nigel Westacott and Ray Ashdown have accessioned the items received. Roy Money gave us a barn hoist. Other items include: shepherd's hut, teacher's high chair, honey extractor for Heather Champion, Shepherd's crook, milestone from Upper Beeding, , "Vono" knife cleaner. Mr and Mrs Drake allowed us to clear out the workshop at Hoes Farm.
1996/3Magazine Vol. 6 No. 16 / March 1996After Longport. . . / The first priority is completion of Reigate. Winkhurst will have a small modern building on the side near the woodland and the open bay will be furnished as a kitchen. Whittakers Cottages are being got ready for re-erection. Roger Champion will start work on Poplars this year. Longer term work is more doubtful: Tindalls Cottage, Berrylands Farm, and the granaries from Ashurst and Chilcombe are all in the running.
1996/3Magazine Vol. 6 No. 16 / March 1996Trustees and Vice Presidents in profile / Short descriptions of the Trustees and Vice Presidents: Lord Nathan, President; Duke of Richmond, Sir James Waddell, Professor Brunskill, Joan Harding, Vice Presidents: Neil MacGregor-Wood, Virginia Lyon, David Hopkinson, David Streeter, Trustees
1996/3Magazine Vol. 6 No. 16 / March 1996News in brief / 1995 was a successful season, and the financial position is stronger. The Campaign for Museums is running a Museums week led by Lloyd Grossman. The study tour of Canadian museums to be led by Bob Powell is well booked.
1996/3Magazine Vol. 6 No. 16 / March 1996Supporting the Weald and Downland Museum / Sponsors: for Longport: Eurotunnel Plc, Business Sponsorship Incentive Scheme, Preservation of Industrial Scientific Material Fund, Friends of the Museum, Beaver Tool Hire, David Cover and Son Ltd. , Keymer Brick and Tile Co. Ltd. , Tarmac Roadstone Ltd. , Tarmac Topblock Ltd. , W. L West & Sons Ltd. , Worshipful Companies: Brewers, Clothworkers, Drapers, Ironmongers, Mercers, Tallow Chandlers; Corporate sponsors: Amber Scaffolding Trust fund, CTS Associates, Nigel Courtnage C Eng MI Struct E, Hall and Co. Ltd. RMC Group, Stride & Son, Green Oak Carpentry Co. Lead Sheet Association, Lewis Marquees (Emsworth) Ltd: Trust Funds: Blunt, Brixton Estate Charitable, Esmeee Fairbairn Charitable, Godinton Charitable, Golden Bottle, Walter Guinness Charitable, Havenhope, Idlewild, Robert Kiln Charitable, Lankelly Foundation, Earl of March's, Peter Minet, Pilgrim, Poling Charitable, Sainsbury Charitable, Basil Shippam Charitable, Harold Smith Charitable, Three T's Charity, \\
1996/3Magazine Vol. 6 No. 16 / March 1996Museum expands adult education programme / The Museum is in its second year of the Dip/MSc degree course in Building Conservation of Bournemouth University, in which Richard Harris teaches the timber modules. Master classes in practical building conservation will be held. There will be a summer school with Richard Hunt as director. Practical one day courses on Charcoal Burning and the Use of Draught Horses in Public Places. Contact Carol Hawkins (later Carol Bnrinson).
1996/3Magazine Vol. 6 No. 16 / March 1996Light at the end of the tunnel / Chris Zeuner reports that Longport House is ready as the office, entrance facility and shop.
1996/3Magazine Vol. 6 No. 16 / March 1996Museum welcomes new chairman / David Tomlinson is tne Museum's new chairman. in place of Nigel Stephens.
1996/3Magazine Vol. 6 No. 16 / March 1996ICOMOS international conference to visit museum. / The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) is holding an International Wood Committee Symposium at the Museum in April
1996/3Magazine Vol. 6 No. 16 / March 1996Gettting the best out of volunteering / Chris Zeuner plans that some Museum activities be organised into defined groups each led by a staff member or a volunteer. Education task force led by Sue Shave, Conservation group led by Bob Powell, Gardening group led by Bob Holman, Mill group led by Mike Tighe, Stewards group led by Keith Bickmore.
1996/3Magazine Vol. 6 No. 16 / March 1996Opening arrangements 1996-97 / Feb 29 to Oct 31, daily; Nov 1 to Feb 28, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays; Dec 26 to Jan 5, daily. Charges: adults,
1996/3Magazine Vol. 6 No. 16 / March 1996The Conservation Group / The Conservation Group is an expansion of the old "Tuesday Group" and is now working on a shepherd's hut. Two anonymous members have restored the Museum's boat waggon and some horse drawn equipment. Jon Roberts is conserving some of the smaller objects.
1996/3Magazine Vol. 6 No. 16 / March 1996The late 19th Century Chapel from Ovingdean / A late 19th Century corrugated iron chapel in Ovingdean has been accepted by the Museum.
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