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1977/3SBC Minutes / 6 March 1977Langrish Dovecote / Mr Hallam reported that the District Council was hoping to preserve the building on its site.
1977/3SBC Minutes / 6 March 1977Ashurst Granary / Mr Warren (Hon. Architect) reported: A site for the granary and wagon shed running in line with Bayleaf farmhouse and on the opposite side of the site track was AGREED. A walled courtyard behind the building was suggested
1977/10Members' Magazine No.10 / Autumn 1977Salvington Mill / A trust has been formed to restore Salvington Mill. The Worthing Council has contributed
1977/10SBC Minutes / 2 October 1977Crawley Hall - treatment of end wall / Mr Warren suggested two possible treatments for the internal east end wall: a textured boarded wall, possibly oak, or, alternatively, a plain plaster wall. Agreement was reached that Mr Warren prepare designs for an end wall, of a boarded appearance, incorporating screen shutters (to reveal such items as a projector screen and blackboard for lecturing purposes), with a projecting base forming storage space.
1977/10SBC Minutes / 2 October 1977Siting of Sheffield and Wiston Wagon Sheds / As previously agreed, the above buildings were to be sited approximately parallel to the Forge and therefore forming a craft complex. AGREED submission of application for planning approval on Court Barn, Carpenter's Shop, Wiston and Sheffield Wagon sheds, would be effected simultaneously.
1977/10SBC Minutes / 2 October 1977Carpenters Shop / The Museum had been offered the complete contents of a carpenter's shop, probably dating from 1842. The Committee AGREED to accept the building. AGREED the building be sited to the north of the village and south of the Horse Gin.
1977/10Members' Magazine No.10 / Autumn 1977Looking Backwards- Looking Fiorwards / John Lowe, who is retiring, reports on the first 10 years of the Museum.
1977/10SBC Minutes / 2 October 1977Treatment of Boarhunt / Mrs Hallam stated it had been generally agreed, and approved, that restoration on the original part of the building be undertaken with the "missing" end conforming largely to the size of the known end bay. Mr Harris proposed that the exterior walls of the conjectural bay be treated in the same manner as the other exterior surfaces. The interior to be close studded to accentuate the conjectural nature of this part of the building. The Committee expressed doubt as to the latter suggestion, and AGREED the walls be plain, with fixed panels for use as exhibition display. Proposals to incorporate a fire exit door, to be used in emergencies, into the building were AGREED. Mr Warren raised objections to the appearance of the recently constructed road leading to Boarhunt. He personally felt that the siting of Boarhunt was detrimental to the chalk landscape of the site. After inspection by members on site, it was AGREED to raise the foundations by the house to a higher level and to retain t \\
1977/10Members' Magazine No.10 / Autumn 1977Accounts of the Friends / The accounts for the years 1976 and 1977 are given; the assets at the end of those years were
1977/10SBC Minutes / 2 October 1977Siting of Court Barn / After inspection of the proposed area, which had been staked out, members AGREED that the siting of Court Barn be approximately parallel to the Forge at a right angle.
1977/10Members' Magazine No.10 / Autumn 1977Seminars 1978 / There will be 6 evening seminars in 1978
1977/10Members' Magazine No.10 / Autumn 1977Buildings in Store and Visitors / Chris Zeuner lists the buildings in store: Horsham Shop, Sole Street, Little Winkhurst, Court Barn, Tindall Cottage, Sheffield Park Saw Pit, Wiston Waggon Shed, Ashurst Granary, Chilcomb Granary, Bexley Hall House and Goodwood Sheds. And those to be dismantled: Netherhale Farm, Fountains Farm Barn, the Platt Cottage and Woking Carpenter's Shop.
There was a decline in visitor numbers, the total being 128 334
1977/10Members' Magazine No.10 / Autumn 1977Events 1977 / Events which took place in 1977: Morris dancing by Broadwood men, Singleton Silver Jubilee Party, Day Course for West Sussex County Planning Department, Guild of Sussex Craftsmen, Hurdle Making, Pottery Firing, Play Reading by New Ventures and Midhurst Grammar School, Voluntary work by H. M. S. Daedelus, Summer Party. 10th Birthday celebration and Evening Seminars.
1977/10Members' Magazine No.10 / Autumn 1977Tenth Birthday / To avoid waste of funds only a small celebration of the tenth birthday will be held after the AGM.
A small party was held in August for the Council of Management, to which a number of helpers were invited. The function was a promotional event. A small presentation was made to Roy Armstrong.
1977/10SBC Minutes / 2 October 1977Winkhurst roof / Mr Rigold inquired whether any conclusions had been reached with regard to the roof on Winkhurst being thatched or tiled. AGREED thatch was the more favoured approach, with the removal of the side sprockets. Mr Armstrong reminded the Committee that the decision to do this had been taken some time previously. Mr Armstrong requested that labelling of timbers, as previously agreed, to distinguish the original timbering from others, such as conjectural timbering, be put into effect.
1977/10Members' Magazine No.10 / Autumn 1977Pottery Project / After a 2 year gap the Pottery Research Project restarted under Con Ainsworth. The work is based in the Coldwaltham Cattle Shed, which had been built by Mike Coviello. Robin Cooksey has used a kick-wheel. The kiln is a twin-flue, up-draft type
1977/10Members' Magazine No.10 / Autumn 1977Congratulations / Roger Champion and Heather Jackson were married in the autumn
1977/10Members' Magazine No.10 / Autumn 1977Help! / The Director wants a Volunteer Organiser
1977/10Members' Magazine No.10 / Autumn 1977Grants / Grants received. Monument Trust (for Lavant and 3 craftsmen), King George V Jubilee Trust (for education), Victoria and Albert Museum (for Crawley Hall), Gosport & Fareham Conservative Association (for Court Barn), Kleinwort Trust (for Crawley Hall), Worshipful Company of Carpenters, Idlewild Trust (for Boarhunt), Peter Minet Trust (for electrical services).
1977/10Members' Magazine No.10 / Autumn 1977Financial Summary / The summary is for the 15 month period ending in March 1977. Income
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