Museum History
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 Yr/Mo   Origin   Summary 
1999/10Magazine / Autumn 1999Celebrating trees / On 5th December we will celebrate life-giving properties of trees by annual tree dressing day.
1999/10Magazine / Autumn 1999Poplar Cottage takes on new life at the heart of the Museum / 16th C smoke-bay house, Poplar Cottage, became 46th exhibit as memorial to Roy Armstrong. It was built between 1550 and 1630 on Washington Common, Owner, Harry Goring, gave it to Museum. It fills a gap in the story of house development. Rebuilding supported by Heritage Lottery Fund.
1999/10Magazine / Autumn 1999Would you like to adopt a building? / The Museum is encouraging local businesses to sponsor individual buildings. Cox Restorations is helping with Whittakers Cottages; Joy and Wilm Huning will look after the Toll Cottage; Millwood Homes Ltd is paying for the upkeep of Bayleaf; Geoffrey Osborne Ltd is sponsoring the the JCB.
1999/10Magazine / Autumn 1999New sheep and shepherding display / Society of Sussex Downsmen has supported the new shepherding display.
1999/10Magazine / Autumn 1999Museum flour sells like hot cakes at Surrey farmers' market / The Museum's flour is being sold at the farmers' market at Secretts Farm, Milford. Peter & Ruth Stock and Brian & Christine Weekes have been at 3 markets.
1999/10Magazine / Autumn 1999Building Conservation Centre work begins in New Year. / The Trustees and Heritage Lottery have agreed to proceed with the work on the Building Conservation Centre although there's a small shortage of funding. Wolfson awarded
1999/10Magazine / Autumn 1999Discover a millennium of herbs next year. / Gardening courses popular this year. July day helped by Joy Greenland and Tina Stapley. Autumn day spent gathering produce from Bayleaf garden for Winkhurst kitchen under Val Mars and Rosemary Moon.
1999/10Magazine / Autumn 19991999 was a year of non-stop activity! / Pictures of the main events of the year. Out of Wood Show. (Patrick Currell making walking sticks) Frank Gregory left his collection to the Museum. History Re-enactment Workshop. Rare Breeds Show (Austin Mitchell judged the pigs, Jean Piggott and Ann Allen collated the results). Interpretation of food and eating in medieval times helped by Peter Brears. Shire horses, Gym and Baron, cut spectacular crop of 6ft tall rye. Children's activity days.
1999/10Magazine / Autumn 1999Friends' News / 2000 Spring Tour in Edinburgh. Magazine was awarded first prize by British Association of Friends of Museums. Family membership altered to include 2 adults plus 2 children or grandchildren. Visits to the Vyne, Chenies Manor House, Finchcocks and Gospel Green were well supported. Friends took a stand to Neptune House thanks to Robin and Patricia Borwick.
1999/10Magazine / Autumn 1999New Events 2000 / Events in 2000 will include a Fire Event on 26 March ranging from cooking and blacksmithing to fireplace trail, lime burning, glass blowing, bronze casting, and horse drawn fire engine.
"Inspired by the past" with Gordon Rushmer as artist in residence.
"Timber framing from scratch" course
Tim Sandys-Renton's sculpture.
Bob Holman's dawn Chorus & Nightjar walks.
A literary pack with contributions from Jon Roberts and Pat Goodwin
Junior Friends group flourished. On May Day they created a wattle-and-daub oven. Their summer camp included steam boats on the mill pond.
1999/10Magazine / Autumn 1999Designated status enables the Museum to take a "giant leap". / The Museum was awarded
1999/10Magazine / Autumn 1999Promoting local coppice workers / The Museum is promoting the produce of a group of coppice workers, Some products are on sale in the shop. Phone Paul Pinnington on 01243 811553.
1999/10Magazine / Autumn 1999Good practice for volunteers / The Museum was first museum to sign up to Heritage Volunteers Handbook and Charter produced by British Association of Friends of Museums. Picture of Neil MacGregor-Wood and Tim Heymann.
1999/10Magazine / Autumn 1999The stage is set / Museum was used for filming more than before. "Tenth Kingdom" BBC's "Millennium History" and "Grass Roots".
1999/10Magazine / Autumn 1999Young people get busy / More schools booked special activities and workshops despite fall in school bookings. Volunteers always needed
1999/10Magazine / Autumn 1999Website brings virtual and real visitors! / The website has attracted over 10,,000 visitors from all over the world. Jeff Houlton set it up and says that 1.5% visitors were prompted to come by it.
1999/10Magazine / Autumn 1999Geoffrey Godber / Geofrey Godber died in April. He was a firm supporter of the museum's project from its infancy. He was a trustee, chairman and vice president.
1999/10Magazine / Autumn 1999News in Brief / Visitor numbers up 8%. 5th year of DOVETAIL arts programme blessed with magnificant sunsets. Revised guidebook on sale. Museum is now licensed for civil weddings. Tuesday Gang members Reg Knight, John Herniman, Ted Talmage, John Hill, Paul Shove, Tony Caffyn, Ken Wellman, John Munro Thomson. NADFAS led by Jane Roft and Mike Piggott have worked on cataloguing. New items acquired from channel tunnel link. Chris Zeuner and Peter Albon took the Shire horses Gym and Neville to an international event in France. Ray Ashdown is cataloguing a wide range of items.
1999/10Magazine / Autumn 1999Tom Collyer / Tom Collyer, who was a vital member of the Museum's Tuesday Gang, died this year.
1999/10Magazine / Autumn 1999Welcome to new staff / Janet Sandys-Renton, Gail Kittle and Christine (Chris) Standing joined the staff
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