Museum History
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 Yr/Mo   Origin   Summary 
2002/4Magazine / Spring 2002Re-interpreting Winkhuirst / Winkhurst was dismantled before 1968, and was recorded and analysed by R. T. Mason and R. W. Wood. Then interpreted as "largely complete example of small hall-house". In October 1986 it had a major programme of repairs and further evidence led to complete re-interpretation as an early C16 kitchen. It will be moved to near Bayleaf, fitted as a kitchen. Small modern extensions wil be added on the sides where it had previously been attached. Funding from Designation Challenge Fund and Virginia Lyon's legacy.
2002/4Magazine / Spring 2002'Outstanding Client' Award / The Sussex Branch of the RIBA gave the Museum a special award in recognition of its role in commissioning the Downland Gridshell. The prize money will be given to Rachel Johnson to produce a metal panel for blind people.
2002/4Magazine / Spring 2002Impressive Visitor Numbers in 2001 / Total of nearly 140,000 visitors despite Chris Zeuner's death and closure for five weeks because of Foot & Mouth.
2002/4Magazine / Spring 2002The Museum's next project. . . Tindalls Cottage / Next project is Tindalls Cottage. Dismantled by Robertsbridge & District Archaeological Society in 1974 before construction of Bewl Bridge Reservoir. Recorded by David Mason. Late C17 or 18 with a brick chimney at one end.
2002/4Magazine / Spring 2002Museum provides leading resource for building conservation & rural trades training / Museum offers continuing education. Courses include Traditional Roofing, Painting, Decorating, Timber-framing, Repair of Brickwork, Disguised Brickwork. Lime Mortars & Plasters, Flint Buildings & Local Stones. Some MSc students are likely to gain their MSc at Bournemouth University in April.
2002/4Magazine / Spring 2002Supporters / Major donations include: Barclays plc; BP Energy Holdings; Carpenters Company Charitable Trust; Chichester District Council; Chichester & District Law Society; Clare Foundation; Clarendon Trust; John Coates Charitable Trust; Friends; J. Paul Getty Jr Trust; Heritage Lottery Fund; Ian Askew Trust; Jackson-Stops & Staff (Southern) Ltd; Ernesst Kleinwort Charitable Trust; Kleinwort Benson Investment Management Ltd; Mercers' Company; Mitford Foulerton Trust; Peacock Charitable Trust; Pilgrim Trust; J. R. Rank; J. S. Trust; Plumbers Museum & Workshop Trust; Radcliffe Trust; Resource Council for Museums, Libraries and Archives (Designation Challenge Fund); Southern Counties Heavy Horse Association; South Eastern Museums Service; Sussex Enterprise; Tallow Chandlers Benevolent Fund; Tanner Trust; Union Railway (South) Ltd; Wates Foundation; West Sussex Countryside Studies Trust; Wolfson Foundation; Worshipful Company of Plumbers.
2002/4Magazine / Spring 2002Supporting our volunteers / Two forums for volunteers will be held every year in Gridshell. Newsletter. A liaison committee will be formed. A series of events and meetings will be held each year.
2002/4Magazine / Spring 2002Heavy Horses & Milling Around / Pictures of the Heavy Horses in the show on 28/29 May, and the Lurgashall Watermill
2002/4Magazine / Spring 2002Down in the woods / Paul Pinnington & Chris Baldwin provide hazel hurdles, besoms, thatching spars, charcoal and garden furniture.
2002/4Magazine / Spring 2002News in Brief / New demonstrators of rural crafts are welcome, venue for weddings and events by local organisations. Contact Diana Rowsell 01243 811464
2002/4Magazine / Spring 2002Pendean. A farmhouse from Midhurst, Sussex. / 4 Pages by Elizabeth Duff of the social history of the Pendean house and its curtilege
2002/4Magazine / Spring 2002Keeping Children Busy / 1 page report by Diane Walker on eductaion matters. Earned Sandford Award for heritage education. New Medieval programme, started with Cowplain Secondary School. Jean Piggott helping new Victorian Winter Workshop with patchwork and dishcloth knitting. Barclays Special Education Needs Programme. Michelle Green taught volunteers medieval dyeing. Hester Adams' looms used
2002/4Magazine / Spring 2002The Museum's Livestock / 11 Southdown ewes from David Humphrey; Horace 'Shep' Oliver helped with stock until he died in 1989. Flock expanded with Romneys. Sussex Oxen 'Henry & Heedless' came from Peter Clery. and were trained under a yoke. 2 more came in 1985. Shire horse 'Rhyme' came from Whitbread's London stable in 1979, 'William' was owned by Chris Zeuner & Diana Zeuner. Now Chris Baldwin is training 2 new born Sussex calves; Paul Pennington manages the Tamworth pigs
2002/4Magazine / Spring 2002Waggons receive new lease of life / Article by George Monger on the Museum's waggons. One each of Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex waggons are conserved keeping original material, and displayed in Charlwood waggon shed. The Hampshire waggon's maker's plate was stolen. Hampshire waggon built for Corbett Family of Glebe Farm; Sussex waggon was owned by Stevens of Coleman's Hatch; the Surrey waggon was owned by Cyster of Northam
2002/4Magazine / Spring 2002Friends' News / Visits to Hatfield House, Beaulieu River, Sackville House & Penshurst Place, Apsley House, Kelmscott & Buscot Park. Contribution last year to the Museum was
2002/4Magazine / Spring 2002Grand Summer Draw. / A grand Summer Draw with a first Prize of a doll's house contributed by Beryl Armstrong will be held this year. Other prizes are 2-day break in Amberley Castle, 5-day return ferry to le Havre or Cherbourg
2002/4Magazine / Spring 2002Museum Courses in Rural Trades and Crafts / Over 20 courses. [ Leaders are not given]
2002/4Magazine / Spring 2002Enriching your visit / Museum brought to life in many ways using traditional skills, with a picture of Chris Smith shaving wood
2002/4Magazine / Spring 2002Events Diary / Food Fair, Sustainable Buildings, Heavy Horses, Half-term Activities, Opening of Gridshell, Open Air Theatre, Early Music Afternoon, Rare Breeds, Children's Activity, Historical Re-enactment, Storm of Arrows, Autumn Countryside Celebration
2002/4Magazine / Spring 2002Evening Courses for Builders / 35 evening courses will be held. Leaders Chris Baldwin, Paul Pinnington, John Booker, Bob Holman, Verna Bailey, David Russell, Tricia Christian, Linda Burden, Guy Bagshaw, Steve Corbett, Neil Burridge, Anne Yarrow, Gordon Rushmer, Peter Brears, David Bland, Heather Champion, Simon Lloyd-Davies, Duncan O'Kelly.
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