Museum History
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2004/10Magazine / Autumn 2004Volunteer Support Project / As a result of a grant from the Designation Challenge Fund the Museum has been able to produce a series of videos and DVDs to support of work of volunteers when talking to the general public. Twenty four titles produced on dvd and video (for loan), and there is also a lending library of books and copies of publications complied by Jon Roberts and Lara Band.
2004/10Magazine / Autumn 2004Heather's honey / Roger Champion has been selling Heather, his late wife's honey and hopes by 13 Decmber 2004 to raise the sum of
2004/10Magazine / Autumn 2004New Head of Operations / Henry Warner joined the Museum in August 2004, as Head of Operations. Aged 48, Henry has worked for the Sussex Archaeological Society and in the recent past worked for Fishbourne Roman Palace and Michelam Priory. He was born in Emsworth and has two children Richard 16 and Stephanie 10.
2004/10Magazine / Autumn 2004New cooks in Winkhurst kitchen / Dawn Stevens leaving to pursue further academic studies and Annie Keys and Liz Ramsdale joining the Winkhurst team on a job share basis.
2004/10Magazine / Autumn 2004Visitor numbers and the "Gridshell effect" / Visitor numbers remained similar to 2003 until August 2004, the ensuing bad weather caused numbers to drop. The visitor profile for 2004 has changed from 2003 in that the number of adult visitors have reduced. This could be attributed to the "Gridshell effect".
2004/10Magazine / Autumn 2004MSc course re-validated / The MSc in the Conservation of Timber Buildings was successfully revaildated via Bournemouth University during the Summer of 2004.
2004/10Magazine / Autumn 2004Laying the basis for the Museum's future / First article on the Orientation Gallery project covering the need for the Orientation Gallery: the need for improved visitor facilities: the vision for the new building with regard to Sustainability, low cost, inspiration, access, Gallery and Diffusion
2004/10Magazine / Autumn 2004News in brief / Establishment of the Interpretation department. Josephine Sharpe was employed for six months before moving on to the National Trust in Norfolk, and during this time she created inventories of the furnished houses, lists of suppliers, and updated the house steward files.
2004/10Magazine / Autumn 2004Museum becomes set for plague play / The Roses of Eyam was performed during the Summer by Crooked Rose theatre Productions. It was centred on the dramatic and true story of a village infected with the plague in Derbyshire in 1665.
2004/10Magazine / Autumn 2004Friends 2005 Spring Tour to the Bath/Bristol area, 21-26 April / Resume of the planned trip.
2004/10Magazine / Autumn 2004Course news in brief / New courses being run by Victor Chinnery: An appreciation of Early Oak Furniture, Furnishing the past, English furniture-making trades of the 16th and 17th centuries
2004/10Magazine / Autumn 2004Course news in brief / Christmas slanted courses, Carve a spoon for Christmas, Christmas stained glass window decorations, Christmas herbal gifts, Christmas rag rugging.
2004/10Magazine / Autumn 2004Golden Wedding / Peter and Ruth Stock celebrated their Golden Wedding during June with a party in the Downland Gridshell.
2004/10Magazine / Autumn 2004Course news in brief / New courses - Mills, furnaces, breweries and bridges; Length and Breadth: specialist tools for measuring; Basic woodworking tool skills; Leather working workshop; Tapestry weaving workshop; Living willow workshop; How to be a house detective.
2004/10Magazine / Autumn 2004News in brief / Barn owls in Court Barn, four owlets in this year's brood
2004/10Magazine / Autumn 2004Course news in brief / Introduction of the new "Green" day schools.
2004/10Magazine / Autumn 20042004 - The year in pictures /
2004/10Magazine / Autumn 2004April Chandler / Died age 73, having been a volunteer since 2000. Contributed greatly to the smooth running of the shop.
2004/10Magazine / Autumn 2004News in brief / Announcing Diana Zeuner's new book, Heavy Horses, published by Shire Publications.
2004/10Magazine / Autumn 2004Bob Copper / Died on 29th March 2004, aged 89. Part of the Copper Family, which for more than 400 years lived in and around the village of Rottingdean, working as shepherds, carters, publicans and farmers around the South Downs. The group visited the Museum on many occasions and the family tradition is set to continue.
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