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2005/3Magazine / Spring 2005Bursting with educational opportunity
2005/3Magazine / Spring 2005News in brief / Chris Baldwin has established an area in which to grow some of the old varieties of vegetables that visitors see in the Museum's recreated gardens, for sale in the shop.
2005/3Magazine / Spring 2005New horseman arrives / An introduction to Lee Harrison, now employed as the Museum's horseman, and his wife Ruth, who is employed as domestic interpreter.
2005/3Magazine / Spring 2005Colourwash and plaster on 17th century brickwork / The building from Lavant has evidence that its brickwork was originally colourwashed, and that its windows and doorways had plaster surrounds. Timothy Easton reviews the evidence for colourwash and plaster, and proposes which elements might have been plastered. Four colour illustrations show reconstructions by Richard Bond of the possible original appearance of the building. Other illustrations show various comparable examples.
2005/3Magazine / Spring 2005Keeping the lifeblood flowing / A short article about volunteering opportunities in the Museum, and the roles volunteers play.
2005/3Magazine / Spring 2005Museum Friends contribute over
2005/3Magazine / Spring 2005Changes for Boarhunt / Boarhunt has been altered to give a rear doorway and window that were not included in the original reconstruction at the Museum.
2005/3Magazine / Spring 2005Major improvements at Lurgashall Mill / A description of the major changes that have been made to the mill since October 2004. A new butyl runnber-lined pond has been created within the lower pond to prevent water loss into the chalk in the "dry" season when the water table is low. The launder has been rebuilt by Robert Demaus, and the leet repaired. Ramps and level access have been built. A bench has been made by Roger Champion to commemorate volunteer miller Peter Vincent.
2005/3Magazine / Spring 2005Family Barn Dance / An advertisement for the Family Barn Dance organised by the Friends, on Saturday 9 July 2005.
2005/3Magazine / Spring 2005Museum's storage and access project moves forward / The project is making good progress, funded by a
2005/3Magazine / Spring 2005Rare horse-drawn vehicles join the Museum collection / The Museum has acquired three horse-drawn vehicles in good condition: a Reading caravan (see Spring 2004 magazine), a rare cattle wagon (see Autumn 2004 magazine), and a containerised furniture wagon donated by Mr Dominic Reynolds, with its original Reynolds livery intact. Mike Piggott and John Hurd are helping with basic conservation of the cattle wagon to allow it to be used at this year's Heavy Horse Spectacular.
2005/3Magazine / Spring 2005News in Brief / The Wood Show this year is on 10-11 September. It is sponsored by Chantry House Oak Ltd.
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2005/3Magazine / Spring 2005Events Diary 2005 / Main events include: Mothering Sunday, Easter Fun and Festivities, Celebrate the Taste Food Fair, Sustainability Event, Half-term Activities, Heavy Horses, Father's Day, Early Music Afternoon, Rare Breeds, Children's Activities, Wood Show, Autumn Countryside Celebration, Tree Dressing, A Sussexr Christmas.
2005/3Magazine / Spring 2005News in brief / The Rare and Traditional Breeds show reaches its 20th year in 2005. It is organised by John Bushrod.
2005/3Magazine / Spring 2005New interpretation department established / An introduction to Hannah Miller, who joined the Museum as Head of Interpretation in January.
2005/3Magazine / Spring 2005News in brief / This summer's Open Air Theatre production is Henry Fielding's Tom Jones, presented by the Chichester Players, 10-13 August.
2005/3Magazine / Spring 2005Obituaries / Dorothy Kent (widow of Geoff Kent, helper in the office); Barrie Battey (shop volunteer); Vernon Morcombe (mill volunteer); John Cattermole (horse ploughman).
2005/3Magazine / Spring 2005News in brief / Last year 31 weddings took place at the Museum.
2005/3Magazine / Spring 2005How the Museum cares for its laandscape, trees and woodland / The article summarises the changes the Museum has made to its site and landscape, especially in relation to planting. Ivan Hicks' report of 1977, Ruth and Andrew Tittensor's research, booklet and exhibition, and Elizabeth Banks' study are mentioned. Tim Heymann and Rod Stern have carried out a review which recommends no major works, but some possible enhancements. The coppice area is to be brought back under close management, and possibly fenced against deer. An acre of woodland pasture has been created.
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