Museum History
(3704 Records)

 Date   Origin   Summary 
2005/3Magazine / Spring 2005Food Fair moves to Bank Holiday / A reminder that this year the Food Fair will not be at Easter, but on the Bank Holiday weekend 1-2 May.
2005/3Magazine / Spring 2005How can you help? / Join the friends, become a volunteer, leave a legacy, or provide and introduction to a sponsor or grant-giving body.
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 Rare and Traditional Breeds show reaches its 20th year in 2005. It is organised by John Bushrod.
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 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.
2005/3Magazine / Spring 2005Aerial photos show changes in the Museum's landscape / Five aerial photos are reproduced showing the site in 1946, 1973, a detail in 1973, 1981, and 2004. The captions point out the major changes to the woodland, and the planting carried out by the Museum.
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 2005Friends News / Day trips in 2005 to Waddesdon manor, Hidden London, Christs Hospital, Houses of Parliament, and the Museum of English Rural Life (Reading). Social events, fundraising, AGM.
2005/3Magazine / Spring 2005Celbrating Something Special / A report on a conference held to mark the end of the Barclays Special Needs project. The keynote address was given by Eileen Hooper-Greenhill. Other speakers were teachers from participating schools, Jenna Eastlake of Barclays and Martin Tomlinson of West Sussex CC.
2005/3Magazine / Spring 2005500 years ago
2005/3Magazine / Spring 2005Taking new strides
2005/3Magazine / Spring 2005Oxen at work / A report on a conference held in France in October 2004 entitled "Cattle at work".
2005/3Magazine / Spring 2005Giants of the horse world converge on the Museum / A description of the Heavy Horse Spectacular and Autumn Countryside Celebration.
2005/3Magazine / Spring 2005Getting Greener: Sustainability Event, 15 May / A brief description of the event.
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 2005News in brief / Graham Roberts of W Sussex CC has installed an infra-red camera to show pictures of the owls roosting in Court barn.
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