Museum History
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 Yr/Mo   Origin   Summary 
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Heavy horse experience/skills days / 6 courses with heavy horses are planned Tutors are Rob Dash and Peter Albon
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Traditional textiles in an historic setting / A course on the history and development of traditional textiles will be run this year by Jane Moran, Michelle Green and Caroline Vincent
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Biggest ever lifelong learning programme for 1999 / The 1999 programme of lifelong learning will be bigger than ever. Diana Rowsell, whose post is funded by the Radcliffe Trust and the Mitford Foulerton Charitable Trust, is co-ordinating the programme, which is led by Richard Harris. A picture of Joe Thompson.
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Experience a Domestic Tudor Garden / Three days will be devoted to the history of gardens. Bob Holman is the leader.
1999/4Magazine / Spring 19991999 Events / The main events are: Traditional Food Fair, Rebuilding Poplar Cottage, Out of the Wood Show, Heavy Horses, Rare Breeds, Children's Activities, Autumn Celebrations.
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Join the Junior Friends / An advertisement for the Junior Friends
2000/10Magazine / Autumn 2000Woodworking tools, saws and traps. . . / Important recent additions include Philip Walker's collection of woodworking tools; tools and archive material from W. K. Foxberry of Thursley; ledgers from Pyecombe Forge and John Rankin's assortment of ghastly traps; a neat game larder from Corhampton.
2000/10Magazine / Autumn 2000Preparing our collections for their new treasure house / Mike Wall describes the preparation for the move of the collection from Charlton to the Gridshell. His team included Mike Piggott, Jon Roberts, and Guy Viney with Alison Bunning about to join. Ray Ashdown continues to accession incoming objects. Support from Nick Conway and Ron Betsworth for specialist transport and John Ruffell for mechanical handling. David Viner surveyed the cart and waggon collection, funded by South East Museum Service. NADFAS is assessing the smock collection.
2000/10Magazine / Autumn 2000Collections review first benefit of museums' alliance / New alliance between Weald & Downland and Amberley Museums will see first real benefit with review of both collections.
2000/10Magazine / Autumn 2000Ace Post office with Museum attached / Museum decided to help Singleton by setting up a Post Office to replace the village Post Office, which was closing. A picture of the Post Office with Sue Farman and Penny Barc.
2000/10Magazine / Autumn 2000News in Brief / Paul Pinnington & Chris Baldwin have been making hurdles and woodland products. Their Website is www. zmultimedia. co. uk/woodland craftcentre
Programme included demonstrations of rural & traditional skills.
5 of Gordon Rushmer's pictures have been printed as cards.
Anyone having unwanted Victorian dusters darning mushrooms etc get in touch with Diane Walker 01243 811459.
22 marriages this year.
2000/10Magazine / Autumn 2000Rare horse whim & waggon shed complete stable yard / Knatts Lane horse whim has been re-erected. Original winding drum is displayed in the shed. Pilgrim Trust & PRISM Fund supported. Roger Champion restored the timbers, Chris Tomkins thatched the roof, Duncan Berry laid flint walls. Mick and Ron Betsworth assisted in preparing the site. Waggon shed given by British Airways Authority.
2000/10Magazine / Autumn 2000Bayleaf continues to develop / Richard Harris tells the history of the Bayleaf project which opened in May 1989. First steps were to 'furnish' it as medieval farmstead with associated exhibition on development of farming. Dr Sylvia Landsberg had written a report for garden. and Cowfold Barn had been erected in April 1988 Ruth Tittensor wrote report on 'shaws' and medieval bee-keeping. Stephen Hall wrote on livestock. Roy Brigden worked on farming equipment. Victor Chinnery wrote key report on furnishing. Ian Goodall wrote on Iron & Brass, Carole Morris on treen, Frances Pritchard on textiles. Roger Champion made all the replica oak furniture.
2000/10Magazine / Autumn 2000Volunteers needed to prepare for the move / Mike Wall is setting up a small conservation cleaning team, and wants new recruits for documentation. 01243 811927/811363.
2000/10Magazine / Autumn 2000National Chair Collection offered to Museum / Bill Clinton has built up a collection of Chairs and is offering it to the Museum
2000/10Magazine / Autumn 2000Vivid Colour in Reigate House. / Wilm and Joy Huning are recreating the wall paintings across one wall of Reigate House
2000/10Magazine / Autumn 2000Bucking the Trend / Visitor numbers in 2000 were a little below 1999's, despite not running Steam Fair. Figures are good compared with similar attractions.
2000/10Magazine / Autumn 20002000- The year in pictures / Visitors at Poplars; Haymaking with Rob Dash, Bob Claydon, Nick Conway and farmer Peter Lovejoy; early music by Christopher and Janet Troppo; Derek Hilton and Chris Zeuner with shire horses Gym and Don; History re-enactment at Pendean; Catherington treadwheel; John Lord knapping flints; John Bushrod presenting trophies at the Rare Breeds Show, Mrs Hannah and John Dunlop; Albert Peacock teaching thatching to children; Bayleaf in snow.
2000/10Magazine / Autumn 2000Building Conservation Centre and Store mushrooms on Museum's hillside. / Building Conservation Centre and Store is growing daily. Contractors are E. A. Chiverton Ltd Green Oak Carpentry Company have started work on the gridshell
2000/10Magazine / Autumn 2000Diary 2000-01 / Main events include: Tree Dressing; Half-term Activities; Mothering Sunday; Fine Food Fair; Out of the Wood Show; Heavy Horses.
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