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1973/5Newsletter Number Six / May-Aug 1973Foreign Tours / In February John Lowe will be taking a party to Peru and Guatemala, and in November 19734 he will take a party to Japan. Anyone wanting to join him should write to him.
1973/5Newsletter Number Six / May-Aug 1973Booking Form for Weekend Course "Open Air Museums in Europe" / A booking form for the weekend course on "Open Air Museums in Europe" at West Dean College, on 10th June 1973
1973/5Newsletter Number Six / May-Aug 1973More Members for the Friends / The membership is nearing 1000.
1973/5Newsletter Number Six / May-Aug 1973Progress on Buildings at the Museum / Titchfield Market Hall should be complete by the summer. Hambrook Barn has been finished and Roger Champion is making the display fittings. Chris Zeuner is supervising the layout of the museum in the barn to the designs of Julian Hayward. Volunteers are working on the two wings of the Kirdford cattle shed; the wing covering the lavatories should be completed by Whitsun. A team of volunteers has been working on the Patching Horse Gin, which should be working by Whitsun. Don Glue has worked throughout the winter on the woodland area.
1973/5Newsletter Number Six / May-Aug 1973Staff News / Chris Zeuner has worked six days a week on all kinds of jobs outside his official role. Doug Bryant has made benches and tables. Anthony Simmons is Roger Champion's assistant. John Hill is our new treasurer.
1973/5Newsletter Number Six / May-Aug 1973Annual General Meeting of the Friends / The AGM of the Friends will be held at West Dean College on 2nd September 1973. A film made by Gateways Films on the Museum site will be shown after the meeting
1973/5Newsletter Number Six / May-Aug 1973The Crafts Advisory Council / John Lowe has been invited to join the Crafts Advisory Council Committee for four years by Lord Eccles
1973/5Newsletter Number Six / May-Aug 1973Dear Member / The Museum will be open from 1100 to 1800 on Easter Weekend, then all Sundays to 19th May, then Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Bank Holidays until. 30th September, then 1000 to 1700 on Wednesdays and Sundays until end of October
1973/5Newsletter Number Six / May-Aug 1973The Museum's Schools' Programme / Last year some 35,000 children visited the Museum. The Education Committee encourages schools. Every school in Sussex, Kent, Hampshire and Surrey has been circulated about the educational opportunities offered. The charge is 10p for a child.
1973/11Volunteers' News No. 3 / Winter 1973Local History through Documents / A 3-page article by Kim Leslie on private inventories as a source of local history. This is the first part of a longer paper. It includes some examples.
1973/11Volunteers' News No. 3 / Winter 1973Booklist on Vernacular Buildings / Marjorie Hallam's list of books on vernacular buildings includes 37 books with brief comments on some, and 7 Journals
1973/11Volunteers' News No. 3 / Winter 1973Opening Arrangements for 1974 / Open from Good Friday, 12th April to Sunday 29th September except on Mondays.
Adults 30p, Schoolchildren, students & OAPs 15p
Sundays and Bank Holidays Adults 40p, Schoolchildren, students & OAPs 20p
Party rates booked in advance, Adults 25p Schoolchildren 15p. But on Sundays and Bank Holidays
Adults 35p, Schoolchildren, students & OAPs 20p
1973/11SBC Minutes / 4 November 1973Mr Longley / The Chairman informed the committee of Mr Longley's wish to tender his resignation. He find himself too heavily committed to continue his involvement.
1973/11SBC Minutes / 4 November 1973Car Park / Mr Armstrong reported on the cost of the scheme, and the position with regard to the Countryside Commission. The estimate for the work is
1973/11Volunteers' News No. 3 / Winter 1973Notes from the Warden / Doug Bryant makes a general report on a good year (1973) with upwards of 50,000 children and students from London, Sussex, Devon, Bedfordshire and South Wales. Even more adults came. Next year Hambrook Barn and Titchfield Market Hall will be open. He needs more stewards.
1973/11SBC Minutes / 4 November 1973New shed for potters / Mr Armstrong reported. A shed known as Hookswood has been dismantled, and the site has been levelled. Work was now in progress. Mr Zeuner asked the committee to consider the treatment proposed for this building. He expressed concern as to the changes intended. After some discussion AGREED: 1) the ends should be left closed 2) the hips should be replaced 3) the end now a lock-up, should be replaced in a position convenient to the potters.
1973/11SBC Minutes / 4 November 1973Lurgashall Mill / Mr Armstrong started by saying that he would recommend a sickle shaped lake, but that whichever solution was decided on, it was in the end a matter of cost. The Chairman suggested that this committee should decide the matters of principle involved in this project first, leaving the details till later. Mr Newell suggested that we must decide how to place the mill first. It could be set on any shaped lake, which could even be altered at a later date. He went on to say that we could turn the mill round, if we do not do this we could not rebuild it as an overshot mill. If we do this it could be rebuilt as a pitch-back or breast shot mill. Mr Chairman intervened to say that he wished us to take the problem in two parts: 1) the problems of landscaping 2) the principle involved in the treatment of the mill. Mr Champion asked that this committee decided the principle, and it should not be left to the proposed sub-committee. He also expressed the view that the mill should be re-erected as it w \\
1973/11SBC Minutes / 4 November 1973Tree Planting / Mr Zeuner outlined the plans prepared between the Museum and the Estate forester. Mr Heymann explained the problems of clump and avenue regeneration. The proposals for 1973/4 were AGREED.
1973/11SBC Minutes / 4 November 1973Trouts Farm / The advanced state of decay of this building was reported on, and the suggestion that only some specific timbers be collected for the Museum collection was AGREED.
1973/11SBC Minutes / 4 November 1973Watersfield stable / Suggestion that it might make a suitable building for the wheelwrights shop. Concern was expressed about the reasons for its demolition. The Chairman explained the situation to the satisfaction of the committee. It was decided that it should be accepted but that no decision be made as to its siting or its use at this stage.
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