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1982/11Members' Magazine No. 18 / 1982Building Centre Exhibition / Chris Zeuner and Richard Harris are preparing an exhibition for the Area Museums Service for South East England and the Building Centre Trust entitled "The Traditional Builder" It will open in late 1983 at the Building Centre Trust and will tour the South East.
1982/11Members' Magazine No. 18 / 1982Museum benefits from Legacy. / Barbara Klien has made a legacy to the Museum, Probably in the region of
1982/11Members' Magazine No. 18 / 1982Publicity caravan / The Museum's ex-army mobile exhibition caravan toured many shows and sites often staffed by Mr and Mrs Hum.
1982/11Members' Magazine No. 18 / 1982Joiner's Workshop / A small joiner's workshop at Witley in Surrey has been offered to the Museum by Mrs Mullard. It is timber-framed on brick piers.
1982/11Members' Magazine No. 18 / 1982New Chairman and President for Museum / In June David Biart took over from Geoffrey Godber as Chairman. Viscount Watkinson, who lives in Bosham, has become President after the retirement of Lord Egremont
1982/11Members' Magazine No. 18 / 1982Ploughing through the Ages - Date changed. / The ploughing through the ages demonstation will be staged on Oct 23-24 and the steam threshing of the local crop of thatching straw will be on Oct 16-17
1982/11Members' Magazine No. 18 / 1982Another Fund-Raising Success for Friends / The Grand Draw raised
1982/11Members' Magazine No. 18 / 1982Ebernoe Kiln / John Friar has been lent to West Sussex County Council to help in rebuilding a "Scotch Kiln" in the nature reserve in Ebernoe Common.
1982/11Members' Magazine No. 18 / 1982Opening of House from Walderton / Dr Neil Cossons, President of the Museums Association and Director of Ironbridge Gorge Museum, opened the House from Walderton. The better preserved end has been rebuilt in its 17th Century form with replica furniture matching the inventory of 1634 made by Roger Champion. The other end demonstrates both its open hall and its rebuilt form Its dismantling and its present form appeared on a BBC Chronicle television programme. It was financed with help from Beaver Tool Hire of Chichester and Barclays Bank.
1982/11Members' Magazine No. 18 / 1982Poplars Cottage / This summer Poplars Cottage, a small timber framed building on the Wiston Estate near Washington has been dismantled. The principal feature is its smoke bay. Fred Aldsworth will undertake an excavation of the site.
1982/11Members' Magazine No. 18 / 1982Salvington Mill / The Museum is a co-trustee of Salvington Mill, the restoration of which is going well.
1982/11Members' Magazine No. 18 / 1982Restoring Houses / Hugh Lander's new book "Do' and Don'ts of House and Cottage Interiors" is a sequel to his "Do' and Don'ts of House and Cottage Conversion"
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1982/11Members' Magazine No. 18 / 1982Friends Trip to East Anglia / Walter Greenway describes the Friends' trip to East Anglia in April. Our driver was Ian Howlett who had driven us before on trips. The main visit was to the Museum of East Anglia in Stowmarket, where we were greeted by the Director, Robert Shorland Ball. We took the Shorland Ball family and a local Friend (Miss Rice) with us on the second day. Visits were to Saxtead Green post mill, Fressingfield Church, Edgar's Farm House, Cressing Temple, Thaxted, Coggeshall. Mr Walker gave us a talk one evening on his collection of carpenters' tools. Next year's visit will be to the Tamar Valley.
1982/11Members' Magazine No. 18 / 1982Charcoal Burn / Alan Waters ran two charcoal burns helped by Ted Nash and Martin Bossom
1982/11Members' Magazine No. 18 / 1982Concert at Petworth / Walter Greenway describes a piano recital by Amanda Hurton, a star pupil of the Yehudi Menuhin School. held in Petworth House, with a long interval to allow the audience to see the rooms open to the puiblic. The profit was unfortunately not large.
1982/11Members' Magazine No. 18 / 1982Library Open for Business / Marjorie Hallam is the Honorary Librarian of the Armstrong Llibrary in Crawley Hall. The books have been classified and it is hoped to produce a catalogue. Unpublished material is not yet available. Richard Harris is organising a computer to help. Marjorie Hallam would welcome translators.
1982/11Members' Magazine No. 18 / 1982Any questions? / A series of evening meetings for Friends and Volunteers is planned for the winter. One evening will be devoted to Roy Armstrong, Chris Zeuner and Richard Harris answering questions sent in advance.
1982/11Members' Magazine No. 18 / 1982Sussex Oxen Arrive at Museum / Two Sussex Oxen, Hearty and Heedless, have come to the Museum from Peter Clery's farm. Alan Waters is getting to know them.
1982/11Members' Magazine No. 18 / 1982WEA Course / Ruth Titensor will be leading a course entitled "Farming and the Local Landscape" at the Museum this winter. The course is run by WEA and Southampton Unversity Department of Adult Education.
1982/11Members' Magazine No. 18 / 1982William on Parade / Chris Zeuner's heavy horse, William, advertised the Museum at several events including the Harness Parade at Regents Park, the South of England Show at Ardingly, Salvington Mill Open Day (accompanied by his companion Champers, Peter Linfield's Shetland pony) and a Heavy Horses at Work event at Dunton Green in Kent.
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