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1982/3Members' Magazine No. 17 / 1982Nyetimber Windmill / The Museum rescued the contents of the derelict Nyetimber Wndmill in the autumn. The rescue was helped by Marsh Plant
1982/3Members' Magazine No. 17 / 1982Friends' Recital at Petworth House / The Friends are organising a piano recital by Amanda Hurton, a student at the Yehudi Menuhin School. Tickets at
1982/3Members' Magazine No. 17 / 1982Bread Making Competitions / The Museum is running a competition for a loaf of bread made with the Museum's flour. There will be several prizes including a hamper donated by Heathers of Hove. There will be a "bake in" using the Walderton bread oven.
1982/3Members' Magazine No. 17 / 1982Exhibitions / In June there will be an exhibition of Peter Iden's paintings of Museum buildings. In July The Arts Council Exhibition on Timber Framed Buildings written by Richard Harris will be at the Museum
1982/3Members' Magazine No. 17 / 1982Horse Ploughing Demonstrating / Bob Lomas from Dragons Green gave a demonstration of horse ploughing with his horses, Queenie and Harvey despite bad weather. Robert Dash of Dunsfold also brought a horse team.
1982/3Members' Magazine No. 17 / 1982Flint-laying Course / John Friar acted as tutor on a one day course on flint laying arranged for the local Agricultural Training Group.
1982/3Members' Magazine No. 17 / 1982Exhibition Caravan / The Museum is getting an ex-army caravan to convert to an exhibition centre to tour local shows etc. It is funded by the Friends and will cost about
1982/3Members' Magazine No. 17 / 1982Wheelwright's Collection Removed. / The Museum reluctantly moved the wheelwrighting collection from the Watersfield stable because it was too damp. The stable will be returned to its original use. The chaff cutter rescued from the Kirdford Cattle Shed fire is being installed.
1982/3Members' Magazine No. 17 / 1982Arthur Plewis / Heather Champion writes an obituary of Arthur Plewis, who gave his wheelwrighting tools to the Museum. He retired in 1971 after 50 years working as a wheelwright.
1982/3Members' Magazine No. 17 / 1982Sites Chosen for New Exhibits / Sites for a number of buildings in store were agreed by the Sites and Buildings Advisory Committee. Sites were chosen for the Milton Street Dovecote, the Knatts Lane Horse Whim, West Wittering School, North Cray House, Cowfold Barn and a new Museum Office
1982/3Members' Magazine No. 17 / 1982Further Support from the Minets. / The Peter Minet Trust has awarded
1982/3Members' Magazine No. 17 / 1982Museum to Licence the Central Field / The Edward James Foundation has again supported the Museum by making available on an annual licence the field in the centre (Greenways). The Museum needs a space for special events. Now the field has a crop of thatching straw. Following the harvest there will be a threshing and ploughing demonstration in Greenways.
1982/3Members' Magazine No. 17 / 1982Walderton Nearing Completion / Work on Walderton is in its final stage. The BBC Chronicle programme will take place on 24th March. The East end is shown in its 17th form, and the West end has been sectioned lengthways to show both the 17th century and the original open hall arrangements. James Ayres, Director of the John Judkins Memorial Trust, has been consulted. Brian Boseley laid the daub under plaster and A. E. Holden and Sons of Chichester laid a very thin top coat of hair and lime wash. John Friar, Roger Champion and Heather Champion have been involved in the work. A full report is being prepared by Richard Harris and Fred Aldsworth.
1982/3Members' Magazine No. 17 / 1982The Museum Plans a Grand Draw for 1982 / The Museum will stage a grand draw to raise funds for West Wittering School. Sir Richard and Lady Holderness are offering a fortnight's rent free accommodation in their villa in the Algarve. Other prizes include a Stratton bicycle sponsored by Dugdales of Chichester; a black and white portable television; a picnic table with attached seats;
1982/3Members' Magazine No. 17 / 1982Visitor Services Coming Under Scrutiny / The Council of Management has established a small working party made up of Nigel Talbot Ponsonby, Bill Seabrook, Roy Armstrong, Chris Zeuner and Richard Pailthorpe to examine possible improvements for visitor services
1982/3Members' Magazine No. 17 / 1982Toll Cottage / Two groups of volunteers led by Philip Burchett and Doug Bryant have been working on the Toll Cottage. Dick Pailthorpe is organising the garden.
1982/3Members' Magazine No. 17 / 1982Coppice Acquired / The Museum has leased 16 acres of hazel coppice on the Goodwood Estate. Alan Waters, Martin Bossom and Ted Nash have been coppicing it.
1982/3Members' Magazine No. 17 / 1982Woodlands Exhibition Opens in May / Mr R Steele, Director General of the Nature Conservancy Council will open the new exhibition in Coldwaltham Shed on May 28th. It was written by Ruth Tittensor and designed by Bruce Williams. The display shows the development of the landscape through the ages. A booklet will eventually be ready discussing the same themes.
1982/3Members' Magazine No. 17 / 1982Field Trip to East Anglia / Walter Greenway is organising a field trip in April. Cressing Temples barns, Thaxted, Coggeshall, the post mill at Saxstead, the New Inn at Peasenhall, and the Museum of East Anglian Life at Stowmarket
1982/3Members' Magazine No. 17 / 1982Mathematical Tiles / In November Alec Clifton-Taylor chaired a meeting on mathematical tiles. The Museum has offered to house and index records gathered by R. G. Martin.
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