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1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998New head in the hen house / Horatio our magnificent Light Sussex Cock has died and his son has taken over.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Building a brick kiln / A Scotch kiln will be built this year as an addition to the drying shed from P|etersfield. The Museum expects to fire it at least once a year.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Whittakers Cottages - the railway connection / Richard Harris describes his research into the railways and Whittakers Cottages. The cottages originated in the "railway mania" of the 1840s. Richard Whittaker was paid
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 19981998 Events / The principal events are: Traditional Food Fair, Food and Farming Event, Heavy Horses, Rare Breeds, Children's Activity, Autumn Celebration. Dovetail events are "Civil Disorder", Lucky Bags, Copper Family, Shakespeare's Globe Renaissance Dancers, Taming of the Shrew, Alice in Wonderland
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Dick Tutton, Fred Couch / Obituaries of Dick Tutton by Heather Champion and Fred Couch by Julie Massey
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Dovetail / Carol Brinson has planned this programme for Dovetail: Copper Family, Shakespeare's Globe renaissance Dancers and a "barn" dance, Illyria with "The Taming of the Shrew", the Arundel based Drip Action Theatre Company
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998An ongoing task - preventing building decay. / Hutton + Rostron Environmental Investigations Ltd., specialists in the investigation, control, eradication and prevention of damp and decay problems, have been monitoring our buildings since 1991. They use paper patches, Rothound Goldie with his handler/surveyor, Tim Hutton, Curator automatic building monitoring system and other techniques.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Hooked on the Museum / Carol Brinson's account of her involvement with the Museum from its start. She worked at West Dean College in the mid 70s. Minutes secretary for the Friends, then 20 years on its committee. A volunteer at the Museum, also helped with fund raising. Now, as a duty warden and events organiser, she works nearly full time at the Museum.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998A haven for nature / Bob Holman reports on his finding a wasp spider in the Bayleaf garden, identified by Mike Goodchild. The Sussex Downs Conservation volunteers have been studying the Museum's coppice for flowers and butterflies
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Threshing time again / Arthur Thompson with his steam engine powering the threshing box.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Supporting the Weald and Downland Museum / Supporters of the Museum include: for Building Conservation Project, Heritage Lottery Fund, Headley Trust; for Poplar Cottage, Heritage Lottery Fund, Roy Armstrong Memorial Fund, South Eastern Museum Service, Havenhope Trust, Basil Shippam Trust, Peacock Trust, Three T's Trust, Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust, Peter Minet Trust, Idlewild Trust, Alan Evans Memorial Trust, Sir Edward Lewis Trust; for Whittakers Cottages, Leopold Muller Estate, Carnegie Trust; for Building conservation courses, Willard Developments of Chichester, Jackson Stops and Staff; for education, West Sussex County Council; for coppice management, Forestry Commission; for Bayleaf Farmhouse, Millwood Designer Homes; for Walderton House garden, Enesco European Giftware Group Ltd, National Heritage Arts Sponsorship Scheme, for events, West Sussex Gazette, The Farm Advertiser, Chichester Tractors; for charcoal camp, Hampshire County Council, Butser Turf Company. General donations, Whitbread Char \\
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Keeping rural crafts alive / A photo of Peter Ball making wooden rakes at the Out of the Wood Show.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Hiring out 16th century Crawley Hall / Crawley Hall is being used by businesses and organisations. Some are named.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Funding the care of Bayleaf / Millwood Designer Homes of Tonbridge is going to sponsor the care and maintenance of Bayleaf Farmhouse for this year.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Timber-framing from scratch / A course converting a felled tree into a timber-framed building was held at the Museum. Henry Russell led the course, which started with a talk by Richard Harris. Students included Dennis Jack and Andrew Holder. Another such course is planned to be led by Paul Price. There are 11 photos by Diana Zeuner, Jonathan Treleaven and Julie Massey.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998New staff / Mike Hunter is our new finance officer, taking over from John Procter; Judith Russell is a new secretary.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Heavy Horse experience days / 7 courses on working with heavy horses, led by Rob Dash, Peter Albon, Chris Zeuner and Clive Kennedy are planned. The three working Shires, Jim, Baron and Neville, have several dates, including: Easter Monday Harness Horse Parade at Battersea Park; Portsmouth Parade on May Bank holiday; Rockbourne Heavy Horse Driving Trials and Great All England Ploughing Match organised by Southern Counties Heavy Horse Association.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998A clear vista all round! / Karen Searle reports on Vista, the new booking system, which is working very well.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Poster posters / An appeal for more places to post posters.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998New trophy goes to best communicator / A picture of Allan Davis of Porton with his trophy given at the Museum's Autumn Countryside celebration in memory of Alick Deadman. The trophy is given to the horseman who communicates best with the public.
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