Museum History
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1974/1Newsletter Number Nine / Winter 1974New Members of the Friends' Committee / Peter Minet, Carol Hawkins (later Carol Brinson) and Diana Sharp (later Diana Zeuner) have joined the Committee of the Friends; Carol Hawkins has taken over the task of Secretary from Kate Barson.
1974/1Newsletter Number Nine / Winter 1974New Appointments / Heather Jackson (later Heather Champion) is our Information Officer.
1974/1Newsletter Number Nine / Winter 1974Paper Collection / Chris Zeuner reports that the Museum has launched a paper collection for recycling as a fund raiser.
1974/1SBC Minutes / 5 January 1974Siting of future archaeological reconstructions / After much discussion it was RECOMMENDED that all further developments of this kind should take place west of Hangleton.
1974/1SBC Minutes / 5 January 1974Selsey Wagon Shed / The committee AGREED to put this building on the list of buildings to be re-erected.
1974/1SBC Minutes / 5 January 1974Forge Cottage, Charlwood / The committee would be happy to accept this building on inspection and favourable recommendation from the Chairman, Mr Armstrong, and Mr Champion.
1974/1SBC Minutes / 5 January 1974Volunteers' Workshop / The General Purposes Committee had already recommended that a workshop for volunteers should be provided.
The siting of such a building was felt to be undesirable from a planning point of view. Mr Champion and Mr Zeuner were asked to report on possible sites at the next meeting. The committee also AGREED to give consideration to the urgent problem of a permanent workshop site.
1974/1SBC Minutes / 5 January 1974Proposal for submitting a comprehensive plan of development of the northern section of the museum site / Mr Armstrong presented his proposal to the committee with the aid of a scale model, together with the views of the sub-committee over the treatment of Lurgashall Mill, and the problems of landscaping the lake. Mr Armstrong's model was based on the recommendation from the sub-committee that the mill should be rebuilt as an overshot mill. The arrangement of the lake, including the extension of the upper pond and the siting of the mill were AGREED, and will form the subject of a planning application to be submitted by the Chairman to the County Council. The question of the siting of the Selsey Wagon Shed and two other buildings was AGREED in principle but planning application was to be deferred on the recommendation of the Chairman. Mr Newell wished to record his opposition to the overshot scheme, maintaining a preference for turning the mill round and converting to a breast fed mill. Some discussion over \\
1974/10SBC Minutes / 13 October 1974Possible Acquisitions - Barn at Bramley, Surrey / This Barn, with softwood roof structure and weatherboarding is typical of the late design and is in good condition. It is thought that the owners would dismantle it with their own men and might help towards the cost of re-erection. However, it was AGREED that the building was not sufficiently significant for the Museum to accept in view of its commitments.
1974/10SBC Minutes / 13 October 1974Treatment of details in re-erected buildings - Titchfield Market Hall - oriel window / Absence of mortices for studs in the relevant area is fairly conclusive evidence for an oriel window in the west end, but nothing is known of the style. Mr C Draper (builder in Titchfield) has indicated that oriel windows were common in contemporary buildings in the district. Mr Champion undertook to consult Mr Draper about surviving examples. Enquiry would be made of Mr Greiner to establish whether there had been any further evidence on those original timbers which were not retained.
1974/10SBC Minutes / 13 October 1974Treatment of details in re-erected buildings - Bayleaf - louvre tiles for roof / AGREED in the absence of any evidence to suggest that louvre tiles ever existed in this building, and since certain timbers in the original roof might have indicated a central louvre, there is no justification for including louvre tiles now.
1974/10SBC Minutes / 13 October 1974Possible Acquisitions - Watersfield 'Stable' / There were uncertainties about the original purpose and form of this building. There was strong feeling amongst the Committee that the Museum would not be justified in converting it to suit a museum purpose. AGREED the obligation to dismantle and remove it should be complied with, and that any decision about its future should be deferred until there had been an opportunity to examine the structure more closely and discuss it in detail.
1974/10SBC Minutes / 13 October 1974Possible Acquisitions - Dovecote, Langrish Manor Farm / The owner is concerned about the need to repair this listed building which has developed considerable cracks in the walls as a result of subsidence. He has offered it to the Museum and it is likely that the Planning Authority would agree. It was decided that the Museum would, as a last resort, accept the dovecote but that first, every effort should be made to promote preservation on the original site. Mrs Hallam agreed to explore the possibilities and report to the next meeting.
1974/10SBC Minutes / 13 October 1974Possible Acquisitions - Silverhill Barn, Hastings / The building has already been moved once, and has suffered certain modifications. It now consists of five bays but originally extended further at each end. It is a large building, and its size and proportions would make it difficult to associate with other buildings. However, it might with careful siting be included in the Bayleaf farmstead. A round-house might very suitably be connected to it. It is understood that planning permission for removal from the present site is conditional upon satisfactory arrangements for its re-erection elsewhere. Opinion was generally in favour of the Museum's acceptance of the building, especially if the developers could be persuaded to cover the cost of dismantling and re-erection.
1974/10SBC Minutes / 13 October 1974Village Plan - particularly in respect of the siting of the Crawley Building / AGREED the Crawley Building should be used for Museum purposes - to provide a shop on the ground floor, and a library and meeting place on the upper floor. The erection should be planned to conform to the traditional structure with all the original features visible, but to incorporate additional roof insulation and protection from damp and temperature variation. The incomplete nature of the building (at least one bay is missing from each end) might be demonstrated by making the end walls an uninterrupted plaster surface. AGREED an unroofed external timber staircase should be built for access to the upper floor. AGREED the building should be located behind a ten foot raised pavement, with its west end a bout 16 feet east of the end of the Market Hall. A smaller building with axis at right angles to the pavement might be appropriately sited to the west of the Crawley Building, with a small alley between. Because the pavement w \\
1974/10SBC Minutes / 13 October 1974Tree Felling - damage during gales / General Hawes reported on the damage to trees on the Museum Site during the particularly violent gales of the last few months. Falling branches had resulted in some damage to parked cars. Urgent action had to be taken, particularly in the car park area. Mr Heymann commented on the extensive uprooting of trees throughout the Estate and outlined future policy. The following action is proposed: a) in the car park - all exposed standards need to be felled; b) trees north of the entrance will require selective felling over the next few years; c) ash trees on the site will be required for commercial felling; d) review of position annually, with consideration of the needs of natural regeneration and planting. Mr Heymann foresaw that there would undoubtedly be fewer trees in the Museum area. The Singleton hill woodland is due for felling - this will result in a dramatic change in the Museum landscape. Some educational value might be extracted by stressing the Museum's natur \\
1974/10SBC Minutes / 13 October 1974Forge Cottage, Charlwood / Confirmed that the structure was considered to be too incomplete for acquisition by the Museum. A strong plea for renovation to modern living standards had been made, but Miss Harding thought it extremely unlikely that the garage owner would agree to provide access, even to an employee.
1974/10SBC Minutes / 13 October 1974Treatment of details in re-erected buildings - Bayleaf - earth floors / Although probably correct historically, the earth floors are not practical for museum use. AGREED Mr Rigold be consulted about more durable and dust-free alternatives, and that some inconspicuous concrete composition flooring would probably be the most suitable.
1974/10SBC Minutes / 13 October 1974Lurgashall Mill Complex / Mr Zeuner reported that the increase in cost of artificial linings for the mill ponds makes them impossibly expensive. Lining with clay is the alternative. The estimated cost of completing the waterworks, to include sluices, etc. is
1974/11Volunteers' News No. 4 / Winter 1974The Educational Role of the Ulster Folk Museum. / A paper presented to European Association of Open Air Museums in summer 1974 by George Thomson, Director of the Ulster Folk Museum, which was established in 1958.
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