Museum History
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1976/3SBC Minutes / 28 March 1976Director's Report on Building Progress - Lurgashall Mill and the Crawley Building / reconstruction work should start during the next few weeks.
1976/3SBC Minutes / 28 March 1976Modern Techniques in conservation of timber / Mr Harris described new resinous products which permitted the reconstitution or repair of badly damaged timbers, and provided an additional method of building conservation, either on dismantled timbers or by treatment of those in situ. Mr Champion reported on the techniques involved.
1976/3SBC Minutes / 28 March 1976Director's Report on Building Progress - Pendean / now practically complete. AGREED access to the upper floor is desirable and that, except in unusual circumstances the staircase should not be obstructed.
1976/3SBC Minutes / 28 March 1976Lavant House / The Committee inspected the area pegged out to indicate the proposed site and in doing so considered Mr Warren's recommendation to preserve the view of the lake from the hillside. AGREED a position roughly in line with the pegs, but on the north side of the track would be preferable. The building should be positioned a few feet back from the track with its chimney to the east. Two points of access will be desirable. It was recognised that the Director may need to apply for Planning Approval before the next committee meeting.
1976/3SBC Minutes / 28 March 1976Crawley Building / The Director reported on his meeting with the architects at which agreement was reached on the specification for reconstruction. Drawings have been submitted for Planning approval. Mr Robson listed the main points of agreement: a) the building should be extended at each end; b) the ground floor should be partitioned so that there would be no communication between the exhibition area and the first bay; c) the stair should be in an extension at the rear; d) a store for photographic records should be provided on the ground floor of the extension bay; e) the glazed screen on the upper floor should be set back 18" from the truss; f) the doors should be arranged in the downstair lobby area so that the lobby is open to the staircase well. Discussion resulted in the following AGREED amendments and additions: item f) above - to retain the door from staircase to the lobby but to consult the Fire Authorities about the direction of its opening; item e) above - the glazed screen should be lined up \\
1976/3SBC Minutes / 28 March 1976Director's Report on Building Progress - Wheelwright's shop / Mr Plewis will be visiting the Museum shortly to set up the Wheelwright's Shop in the Watersfield Building.
1976/3SBC Minutes / 28 March 1976Director's Report on Building Progress - Lake / subject to weather, laying of the polythene lining should take place in early April. This would then need to be covered with sand and clay. It is hoped to have the lake filled with water by the main summer season.
1976/3SBC Minutes / 28 March 1976Ebernoe Brick Kiln / The Director reported on the interest of this small Scotch Kiln. It has been surveyed, is now being dismantled and brought to the Museum, although there is no proposal at present for re-erecting it.
1976/4Members' Magazine No. 7 / Spring 1976Museum Schools Service / Heather Jackson ( later Heather Champion) describes the work with schools in 1 page.
1976/4Members' Magazine No. 7 / Spring 1976The Jettied Upper Hall from Crawley / Drawing of Southern Elevation of Crawley Hall by John Warren and Alan Robson
1976/4Members' Magazine No. 7 / Spring 1976Current projects nearing completion. / Pendean will be open at Easter. Geoff Kent and John Friar have built the complicated chimney.
Anthony Simmons has nearly completed the Watersfield Stable. Mr Plewis, who gave his whole wheelwright's equipment to the Museum, will establish a wheelwright's shop in it.
The workshop is now established at Singleton Station.
Mr & Mrs Powicke have restored a road waggon to provide a place for tea for coach drivers.
Heather Jackson (later Heather Champion) has produced teachers' leaflets.
Lining of the lake hoped for by mid-summer.
Collection of old newspapers made
1976/4Members' Magazine No. 7 / Spring 1976Museum News / Last year was a good season with fine weather, but repair work is necessary. A planned replanting programme has started, including the felling of some trees. The Selsey Waggon shed was blown down in a gale and is unlikely to be reparable.
1976/4Members' Magazine No. 7 / Spring 1976Safety on site / In an article by Chris Zeuner on safety, he lists action necessary as a result of the Health and Safety at Work Act.
1976/4Members' Magazine No. 7 / Spring 1976The jettied upper hall from Crawley / In 1 page Roy Armstrong describes the plan by John Warren and Alan Robson for building building the upper hall from Crawley including modern ends to replace the missing bays. Roger Champion will do the repair work.
1976/4Members' Magazine No. 7 / Spring 1976Base Cruck Cottage from Boarhunt, East Hampshire / Richard Harris describes the base cruck cottage from Boarhunt in 1 page with 3 drawings. Anthony Simmons will commence the repair of the timbers after Watersfield Stable
1976/4Members' Magazine No. 7 / Spring 1976Dates for your diary / The programme of events include 6 seminars, 3 exhibitions and a buffet supper
Speakers Frank Gregory, John Warren, Arthur Plewis, Richard Harris, E Brookes and John Lowe.
1976/7SBC Minutes / 11 July 1976Crawley Building - Exterior / Mr Warren enquired whether the use of tiles over the stair vyse was acceptable. AGREED.
1976/7SBC Minutes / 11 July 1976The Platt, Horsell, Surrey - Possible Acquisition / Mr West described this early 16thC building of two bays and smokebay which may be available for the Museum. AGREED the period and style of the building suggested it would be an asset to the Museum. It will be inspected before the next meeting.
1976/7SBC Minutes / 11 July 1976Mays Farmhouse, Cheriton - Possible Acquisition / Although of a style which would interest the Museum, this continuous jetty house is in poor (condition) and its acceptance could not be recommended. AGREED that, should it be demolished, some of the materials, particularly bricks and panelling, would be valuable to the Museum.
1976/7SBC Minutes / 11 July 1976Clements Farm, Rochester - Possible Acquisition / Mr Zeuner described the building which is 'Listed' as Grade III. It has been derelict for some time. Mr Swain's report describes it as a part medieval open hall with crosswing and 19thC addition. The service end has a rebuilt roof. The framing of the walls may be original, but there is some doubt. The Director considers the structure poses more problems of interpretation than the report suggests and recommends that before a decision is made more positive and detailed information is desirable. He considers that permission should be sought for examining the building more closely. AGREED.
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