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2003/10Magazine / Autumn 2003Friends' News / The Friends' 2004 Spring Tour on April 23-28 will be to Norwich, Somerleyton Hall, the Otter Trust, "Roots of Norfolk" at Gressinghall, Lavenham.
Roger Champion elected to Honorary Membership.
Lisa Neville is Membership Secretary, Maurice Pollock Treasurer and Jean Piggott Secretary.
2003/10Magazine / Autumn 2003Course News in brief / See Previous entry
2003/10Magazine / Autumn 20032003 - the Year in Pictures / Jon Roberts refurbishing the shepherd's hut.
Roger Champion erecting his model of North Cray;
Alan Wood cutting hay, Pete Betsworth turning it
The Wood show
Dawn Stevens gathering herbs and cooking in Winkhurst kitchen;
History re-enactment workshop at Pendean
Pete Betsworth with a lamb and John Dewey shearing;
Alan Wood speaking to crowd at the heavy horse stables
2003/10Magazine / Autumn 2003Get busy at the Museum this winter. / Special Tudor dinner evenings can be reserved on Saturdays.
The Tree Dressing will take place on 7 December.
Carol singing in North Cray on 13 December
Tudor Christnmas dinner in Bayleaf and Winkhurst 26 December to 1 January.
2003/4Magazine / Spring 2003Looking ahead to the next five years. / Core Activities: Visitor experience, Curatorial function, Lifelong learning, Research, Landscape stewardship, Social & cultural landscape. Supporting activities: Finance & admin. , Human resources, Commercial marketing, Site infrastructure.
Alison James is employed as a guide to writing an Interpretation Survey.
2003/4Magazine / Spring 2003Guide to timber framing reaches milestone / Richard Harris's book "Discovering Timber-Framed Buildings" has sold 100,000 copies.
2003/4Magazine / Spring 2003Arable Strip Farming at the Museum / We are planning to explore strip farming, widely practised in the medieval period. Strips will be worked entirely by hand and draught beasts. Our strips will be 110 yards long (half length) and 11 yards wide. It is part of the new "Field to Feast" theme at the Museum.
2003/4Magazine / Spring 2003News in Brief / Many volunteers have been trained in Fire Safety, Health & Safety, First Aid and "Welcome Host". To become a volunteer call Bob Easson.
Museum hosts various groups in Crawley Hall and Gridshell eg Southern Counties Heavy Horse Association, West Sussex Social Services and Health Authorities, Soroptimist International, Institute of British Telecom Engineers, Museum of East Anglian Life, Ireland's Muckross House and Traditional Farms, Tool & Trade History Society. Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, English Nature Shoreline Management and Barclays Bank. The Museum is popular for weddings. We have a new blacksmith: Kat Hutchison. Phil Mead and Ray Matthews organise demonstrations in Court Barn. The Chichester Players are performing "A Superior Residence" by Goldoni and are giving 50% of the proceeds to the Museum. Wanted helpers in the stables to supplement Marie Merritt and Brenda Freeling.
2003/4Magazine / Spring 200317 January 2003 / Julian Bell reports that moving artefacts into Gridshell is complete. Removal started in May 2002. It was under the direction of Mike Wall with help from John Hurd's landrover. A picture of Julian Bell and Guy Viney moving the last objects.
2003/4Magazine / Spring 2003Forgotten Buildings: Detached kitchens in S.E England / A long article by David Martin on detached kitchens. Research by the UCL Field Archaeology Unit shows that detached kitchens were, after houses and barns, the most common type of building during C15 & 16. Few survive, mostly from 1450-1550. Surprisingly large and complex, often with 2 storeys. Sometimes included bakehouses and dairies. Detailed survey of Robertsbridge Manor made in 1567 shows 43 out of 123 houses had detached kitchens. 15 surviving kitchens identified in Eastern Sussex, typically 8m to 11.5m long and 5.25 m to 6.3m wide. All except one have at least one upper chamber. Examples at Littlebrook, Wartling, Mountfield. Some were incorporated into main body of the house in late C16, eg at Gate House Farm in Ewhurst.
2003/4Magazine / Spring 2003Training a Pair of Working Oxen / In April 2002 we got two pedigree Sussex bull calves, to be trained by Chris Baldwin. Only book on training is American. Calves, " Lamb" and "Leader", weaned at 7 weeks. To get them to bond needs constant contact. They work to voice commands and are now pulling a heavy log.
2003/4Magazine / Spring 2003Your Kitchen Needs You / Winkhurst is now a Tudor kitchen. Smoke was a trouble, when Lynne Rich, Vanessa Chandler and Dawn Stevens started, but that was overcome thanks to Roger Champion. Volunteers wanted to help. Bob Holman's herbs helpful. New bread oven.
2003/4Magazine / Spring 2003Gift Aid Entry will bring in extra income / Extra income can be earned by encouraging visitors to donate cost of admission with a Gift Aid form.
2003/4Magazine / Spring 2003The Downland Gridshell - a Stunner / The Gridshell is a stunning success. Charity Ball on 7th June
2003/4Magazine / Spring 2003Come & Discover / Looking forward to a better year. Cotinued interest in Gridshell and Winkhurst Kitchen.
1584 visitors in 3 days for "Tastes of a Tudor Christmas"
2003/4Magazine / Spring 2003Supporters / Major donations include: A. P. Wood; Arthur Cox; Barclays plc; Basil Shippam & Alsford Trust; Carpenters Company Charitable Trust; Chichester District Council; Chris Zeuner Memorial Appeal; David & Elizabeth Benson; Edward James Foundation; E. M. Harris; Friends; Garfield Weston Foundation; Heritage Lottery Fund; Jackson-Stops & Staff (Southern) Ltd; Jerwood Foundation; John Coates Charitable Trust; John Hurd; Mitford Foulerton Trust; Peacock Charitable Trust; Radcliffe Trust; Resource Council for Museums, Libraries and Archives (Designation Challenge Fund); Rufford Foundation; The Vestris Trust; Trustees of the Wyn Lo Memorial Fund; West Sussex Countryside Studies Trust; W R & T J Cass.
2003/4Magazine / Spring 2003The Sustainable Building Event / The Sustainable Building Event on 18th May will include displays in Gridshell and Winkhurst. In the modern structure attached to Winkhurst Tudor Kitchen are Thermafleece insulation, Woodwool panels and Warmcell (recycled newsprint)
2003/4Magazine / Spring 2003Creating a Garden from Chalk & Flint / Bob Holman reports from the gardens. Rubble cleared by Mick Betsworth with a JCB. Thelma Jack & Gill Dickens helped clearing nettles, boundary hedge and old wire fence. Beds of sweet herbs, thyme, marjoram, savoury, foxgloves, valerian, gilly flowers & aquilegias will be planted.
2003/4Magazine / Spring 2003The Wood Show & Museum develops new partnership with Woodland Heritage / The Wood Show on 28/29 June will have new look, hosted in partnership with Woodland Heritage. Highlights include "Log to Leg" races, by members of Pole Lathe Turners, "Wood in our Lives", "Cradle to Coffin", horse logging, Organiser is Carol Brinson.
2003/4Magazine / Spring 2003Museum's Lifelong Learning Programme expands again / Three pages devoted to the year's 19 courses. Leaders: Gerard Lynch, Duncan Berry, Joe Thompson, Nigel Johnston, Richard Harris, Ged Gardiner, Charles Brooking, Wilm Huning, Joy Huning, David Woodbridge, Roger Champion, Douglas Johnston, Brian Dawson, Ian Constantinides, Jeff Orton, Lohn Lettes, Chris Tomkins, Peter Minet, Michael Fildes, Terry Hughes, Timothy Easton, John McDermott, Robert Sampson and Dawn Stevens
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