Museum History
(3704 Records)

 Date   Origin   Summary 
1971/7SBC Minutes / 25 July 1971Gonville Cottage / Mr Heymann said there was a possibility that Gonville Cottage might become available during the next year.
1971/5Newsletter Number Two / May-Aug 1971Dear Member / Three new buildings are nearing completion.
1971/5Newsletter Number Two / May-Aug 1971Other Work / Roger Champion has made replicas of medieval furniture for Winkhurst, based on items in Penshurst Place and the V & A.
Mrs Bright has made a logo based on Winkhurst. Kim Leslie is preparing the Young People's Guide and a publication for teachers.
1971/5Newsletter Number Two / May-Aug 1971Your Newsletter / A bid for contributions.
1971/5Newsletter Number Two / May-Aug 1971Gifts in Kind / Plant Protection Ltd has cleared large areas of weeds, nettles and thistles; Rentokil continue to treat the timbers; Cobb & Co. have been supplying notices; Mr David Benson has mowed the whole site, and plans to graze his Dorset sheep on the site.
1971/5Newsletter Number Two / May-Aug 1971Barbecue at the Museum / The Chichester Wine Circle held a barbecue in July, thanks to Sue Olford.
1971/5Newsletter Number Two / May-Aug 1971The Titchfield Old Market Hall / The Titchfield Market Hall has recently been rescued, thanks to the Peter Minet Trust's offer of
1971/5Newsletter Number Two / May-Aug 1971Crafts and Industries / We hope to start on the barn to house Mr Plewis's Wheelwright's shop. Mr Hett has presented the Museum with a rare collection of tinsmith's equipment.
1971/5Newsletter Number Two / May-Aug 1971Grants from Local Authorities / The Museum has now received grants from all our neighbouring County Councils: West Sussex, East Sussex, Kent, Surrey and Hampshire.
1971/5Newsletter Number Two / May-Aug 1971New Members of the Friends / The membership of the Friends is now 650.
1971/5Newsletter Number Two / May-Aug 1971The Public Opening of the Museum / The Museum opened four days a week, starting on 29th May, staffed entirely by volunteers. We have been averaging over 2,000 visitors a week. At times we had as many as 14 coaches with 500 or 600 children.
1971/5Newsletter Number Two / May-Aug 1971New Publications / A set of 12 colour slides is on sale; Chris Zeuner and his family have produced a small illustrated booklet on blacksmith's tools. The 1971 Guide is available
1971/5Newsletter Number Two / May-Aug 1971New Buildings / Southwater Forge is nearing completion. Mr Tilley, with a group of volunteers, has been working on Hangleton, based on evidence produced by Mr Holden; it should be completed by the end of the summer. Messrs. Longley have erected the shed from Rusper. The Lurgashall shed will be erected during the autumn. Roger Champion is making good progress with Bayleaf's frame which will be erected by September.
1971/5SBC Minutes / 9 May 1971Titchfield Old Market Hall / Mr Lowe reported that the Fareham UDC had now offered this building as a gift to the museum and that a private trust had just offered
1971/5SBC Minutes / 9 May 1971Mr D Martin / Mr Armstrong proposed that Mr Martin of the Robertsbridge Archaeological Society be co-opted on to the Committee .. Unanimously AGREED.
1971/5SBC Minutes / 9 May 1971Proposed Siting: Crawley Barn / The Committee accepted Mr Armstrong's suggested siting for this building but at the same time asked for more time and more information to consider an overall plan for the development of the museum. Mr Warren agreed to send out development drawings that could be considered at the next meeting.
1971/5SBC Minutes / 9 May 1971Little Woolborough Barn / The Ministry of Transport have not yet completed purchase of this property but Mr Longley had been told informally that the museum could almost certainly have the barn as a gift. The Committee RECOMMENDED acquisition of the barn if the necessary funds could be found.
1971/5SBC Minutes / 9 May 1971Petworth Barn / Mr Armstrong and Mr Champion had both inspected this barn and considered it to be in poor condition. The Committee RECOMMENDED that the museum should not acquire this building.
1971/5Newsletter Number Two / May-Aug 1971Other Improvements / Charcoal Burner's camp, enlarged by the addition of a day hut, has been very popular. It was largely built by Mrs. Lynn Sharf [later Lyn Armstrong]. Plastering of Winkhurst nearly complete. The display material in the Granary is being revised. The replica Saxon loom in the weaver's hut caused a great deal of interest. Mrs Johnston widened the width of cloth.
1971/5SBC Minutes / 9 May 1971Proposed Siting: Titchfield Old Market Hall / The difficulties of siting this building on the present site were discussed and the Committee decided to defer final decision until the next meeting.
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