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1979/6SBC Minutes / 17 June 1979Enclosures for Livestock / The Museum Director explained his views about helping bring the Museum to life by introducing animals on to the site in a limited way. It was possible the Museum might acquire a retired Shire Horse from Whitbreads, for example. This had a major implication in respect of enclosures to contain animals. He gave an example of siting a paddock next to Bayleaf using the Lurgashall shed as a shelter building for the animal; its original purpose, thus making greater sense of the building. AGREED Members should give thought to the provision of paddocks and enclosures and to the methods of walling, fencing and hedging on site. Plans and suggestions would be considered in more detail at the next meeting.
1979/4Members' Magazine No. 13 / Spring 1979Excursion to Chatterly Whitfield Mining and Gladstone Pottery Museums / Describes a proposed excursion to Chatterly Whitfield Mining and Gladstone Pottery Museums
1979/4Members' Magazine No. 13 / Spring 1979Diary of events 1979 / Seminars on Arnhem, Medieval Pottery, Recording buildings in Surrey, Recent developments of Museums in U. K. , the Watermill and its machinery,
Exhibitions Stained Glass, Work of the Chichester Society, Guild of Sussex Craftsmen.
Two excursions (see last 2 entries)
Buffet Supper
1979/4Members' Magazine No. 13 / Spring 1979Horseshoe appeal / The Museum is encouraging visitors to pay 50p and get a lucky horseshoe. The Museum has 5 tons of old military horseshoes, Volunteers to clean them are wanted.
1979/4Members' Magazine No. 13 / Spring 1979Two Council Members Retire / Basil Sneed has been our link with the Society of Sussex Downsmen. Peter Longley is Managing Director of the building firm Messrs. Norman Longley & Sons. Both are retiring.
Bernard Johnson and Sir James Waddell have joined the Council
1979/4Members' Magazine No. 13 / Spring 1979Court Barn, North Cray & Boarhunt / Roger Champion is progressing well with the repair of the frame for Court Barn. It will be erected in the Spring and in early June the Worhipful Company of Plumbers will hold a promotion day inviting potential sponsors. The Wiston Waggon Shed and the Sheffield Park Saw Pit will also be erected this year near Court Barn.
North Cray is scheduled to be erected near Crawley Hall after Boarhunt.
Boarhunt will be taken over by Roger Champion because Anthony Simmonds has taken an appointment at Amberley Chalk Pits Museum.
1979/4Members' Magazine No. 13 / Spring 1979Redford Roundhouse / A small hexagonal building housing a pug mill has been offered to the Museum. It appears on the 1812 Ordnance Survey map. David James has prepared a lifting scheme and Marsh Plant Hire Ltd. of Havant have offered a crane, free of charge. Radio Victory have also offered support. The sections will be underpinned and lifted complete. It will be sited north of Lavant House.
1979/4Members' Magazine No. 13 / Spring 1979Countryside Commission Grant / The Countryside Commission has given a grant of
1979/4Members' Magazine No. 13 / Spring 1979"Discovering Timber-framed Buildings" / Bernard Johnson reviews Richard Harris's book "Discovering Timber-framed Buildings" [For details of the review see the original]
1979/4Members' Magazine No. 13 / Spring 1979Photo / Photo of Roger Champion repairing a timber for Court Barn
1979/4Members' Magazine No. 13 / Spring 1979Fund Raising. Some Ways of Helping / An appeal for funds with examples of the cost of re-erection. [ Details can be obtained from the original]
1979/4Members' Magazine No. 13 / Spring 1979Materials Bank Recieves its First Materials / Tiles, bricks, flint and timber have been rescued from Charman's Cottage which was demolished to make way for thhe Bramber and Steyning By-Pass. Venture Scouts from Manhood Peninsula and the Lavant, Birdham and Itchenor Youth Club helped.
1979/4Members' Magazine No. 13 / Spring 1979Donors / Donors include: Worshipful Company of Plumbers; Marsh Plant Ltd. ; The Idlewild Trust; Area Museums Service for S. E. England; Counrtyside Commission; Worhipful Company of Carpenters; Flexiprint Limited; King Goerge V Jubilee Trust; Worhipful Company of Drapers; National Heritage and The Illustrated London News; Redland Brick Ltd. ; Science Museum (Dept of Education and Science); S. E. Federation of Building Employers; Victoria & Albert Museum; Carnegie United Kingdom Trust; James Longley and Co. ; The Monument Trust; The Peter Minet Trust; Rank Charitable Trust; Rentokil Limited; IBM (UK) Limited; H. Rudebeck & Co. ; Pilgrim Trust; West Sussex County Council; A. P. V. Co. Ltd. ; Barclays Bank.
1979/4Members' Magazine No. 13 / Spring 1979Missiing / Mrs Kessler reports that she has received subscriptions from Mr/Mrs Keen and Mr/Mrs Bolton, but has no record of their names.
1979/4Members' Magazine No. 13 / Spring 1979Staff Changes / Marion Maxwell left the staff at the end of 1978. Her place has been taken by Mrs Marylyn Parker. Geoff Kent will work on a part time basis, after he has recovered from a car accident. Anthony Simmons has left for a post in the Amberley Museum.
1979/4Members' Magazine No. 13 / Spring 1979Volunteers Needed / A cry by Heather Champion and Chris Zeuner for volunteer help for Windlesham Carpenter's shop (organised by Philip Burchett), restoration of the pug-mill, restoration of brick-makers' equipment, a shepherd's hut being restored by Mr. Powick, the Toll Cottage garden, grass sowing, dismantling the Ebernoe Moulding Shed.
1979/4Members' Magazine No. 13 / Spring 1979Excursion '79 / Heather Champion and Diana Zeuner manned a stall at the annual London exhibition of leisure facilities for tour operators - "Excursion '79". This was held at the West Centre Hotel, Earl's Court. Alf Bryden's model of Bayleaf was displayed. Other atrractions from near Chichester on show were Goodwood House, Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester Visitors Group, Chilsdown Vineyard and West Dean Gardens.
1979/4Members' Magazine No. 13 / Spring 1979Bayleaf - dating of the Solar/Parlour addition / John Friar describes the basis of dendrochronology. Dr. J. Fletcher dated the felling of a floor joist of Bayleaf as being 1505-1510.
1979/4Members' Magazine No. 13 / Spring 1979Summer School / The Summer school for children will take place on the Wednesdays in August. Adult help wanted on these days.
1979/4Members' Magazine No. 13 / Spring 1979Charlton Farm Development / Goodwood Estate have agreed generous terms for the development of the Charlton Barn area, and work has started on establishing the workshop and storage space there. The Peter Minet Trust and the Idlewild Trust have helped financially, The Friends have promised
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