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2003/4Magazine / Spring 2003Arable Strip Farming at the Museum / We are planning to explore strip farming, widely practised in the medieval period. Strips will be worked entirely by hand and draught beasts. Our strips will be 110 yards long (half length) and 11 yards wide. It is part of the new "Field to Feast" theme at the Museum.
2003/4Magazine / Spring 2003Training a Pair of Working Oxen / In April 2002 we got two pedigree Sussex bull calves, to be trained by Chris Baldwin. Only book on training is American. Calves, " Lamb" and "Leader", weaned at 7 weeks. To get them to bond needs constant contact. They work to voice commands and are now pulling a heavy log.
2003/4Magazine / Spring 2003Gift Aid Entry will bring in extra income / Extra income can be earned by encouraging visitors to donate cost of admission with a Gift Aid form.
2003/4Magazine / Spring 2003The Downland Gridshell - a Stunner / The Gridshell is a stunning success. Charity Ball on 7th June
2003/4Magazine / Spring 2003Come & Discover / Looking forward to a better year. Cotinued interest in Gridshell and Winkhurst Kitchen.
1584 visitors in 3 days for "Tastes of a Tudor Christmas"
2003/4Magazine / Spring 2003Looking ahead to the next five years. / Core Activities: Visitor experience, Curatorial function, Lifelong learning, Research, Landscape stewardship, Social & cultural landscape. Supporting activities: Finance & admin. , Human resources, Commercial marketing, Site infrastructure.
Alison James is employed as a guide to writing an Interpretation Survey.
2003/4Magazine / Spring 2003The Sustainable Building Event / The Sustainable Building Event on 18th May will include displays in Gridshell and Winkhurst. In the modern structure attached to Winkhurst Tudor Kitchen are Thermafleece insulation, Woodwool panels and Warmcell (recycled newsprint)
2003/4Magazine / Spring 2003Supporters / Major donations include: A. P. Wood; Arthur Cox; Barclays plc; Basil Shippam & Alsford Trust; Carpenters Company Charitable Trust; Chichester District Council; Chris Zeuner Memorial Appeal; David & Elizabeth Benson; Edward James Foundation; E. M. Harris; Friends; Garfield Weston Foundation; Heritage Lottery Fund; Jackson-Stops & Staff (Southern) Ltd; Jerwood Foundation; John Coates Charitable Trust; John Hurd; Mitford Foulerton Trust; Peacock Charitable Trust; Radcliffe Trust; Resource Council for Museums, Libraries and Archives (Designation Challenge Fund); Rufford Foundation; The Vestris Trust; Trustees of the Wyn Lo Memorial Fund; West Sussex Countryside Studies Trust; W R & T J Cass.
2003/4Magazine / Spring 2003Daft Idea / 4 pages by Diana Zeuner in conversation with to Roger Champion about his joning the staff and his work. Reference at times to Grunolt Greiner, Anthony Simmons, Roy Armstrong, Reg Mason, John Friar, Geoff Kent, Mick Cundliffe, Richard Harris.
2003/4Magazine / Spring 2003Guide to timber framing reaches milestone / Richard Harris's book "Discovering Timber-Framed Buildings" has sold 100,000 copies.
2003/4Magazine / Spring 2003Creating a Garden from Chalk & Flint / Bob Holman reports from the gardens. Rubble cleared by Mick Betsworth with a JCB. Thelma Jack & Gill Dickens helped clearing nettles, boundary hedge and old wire fence. Beds of sweet herbs, thyme, marjoram, savoury, foxgloves, valerian, gilly flowers & aquilegias will be planted.
2003/4Magazine / Spring 2003Getting to grips & Something special / Diane Walker writes that the "Hands On" setting for children has been reorganised, with advice from Tim Davey, Rosemary Gledhill, Richard Harris and Bob Easson Something Special for children with special needs. Barclays Bank Special Needs Product provided
2003/4Magazine / Spring 2003Manners makyth man / Peter Brears writes on Tudor behaviour at table. Main headings are royal , noble & simple table manners; meal times; buttery; pantry; dining in hall; table cloths; messes; bread; place settings; hand washing; seating; pottage; meats & fish; salt; sauces; drinking; cheese
2003/4Magazine / Spring 2003Friends' News / Day trips to Winchester, Denbies Wine Estate & Polesden Lacey, West Hoathly & East Grinstead. Greenwich, Literary London. Open air theatre by Illyria. Record Friends' grants total, Charity Ball in Gridshell, A. G. M. on 12th April in Gridshell with Dawn Stevens as speaker
2003/4Magazine / Spring 2003Photographic archive moves to Gridshell / Our important archive of photographs, including Roy Armstrong's and Frank Gregory's have moved into Gridshell.
2003/4Magazine / Spring 2003Matti Denton's Diary / Extracts from the diary of a volunteer in 1970, 1971 & 1972.
People mentioned include Alan, Robin Litton, Peter, Mary, Don Glue, Chris Zeuner, Arthur Wilson, Susan, Sarah, Rodger, Oily, Mr & Mrs Langridge
2003/4Magazine / Spring 2003Museum's Lifelong Learning Programme expands again / Three pages devoted to the year's 19 courses. Leaders: Gerard Lynch, Duncan Berry, Joe Thompson, Nigel Johnston, Richard Harris, Ged Gardiner, Charles Brooking, Wilm Huning, Joy Huning, David Woodbridge, Roger Champion, Douglas Johnston, Brian Dawson, Ian Constantinides, Jeff Orton, Lohn Lettes, Chris Tomkins, Peter Minet, Michael Fildes, Terry Hughes, Timothy Easton, John McDermott, Robert Sampson and Dawn Stevens
2003/4Magazine / Spring 2003The Wood Show & Museum develops new partnership with Woodland Heritage / The Wood Show on 28/29 June will have new look, hosted in partnership with Woodland Heritage. Highlights include "Log to Leg" races, by members of Pole Lathe Turners, "Wood in our Lives", "Cradle to Coffin", horse logging, Organiser is Carol Brinson.
2003/4Magazine / Spring 2003Museum develops new partnership with Woodland Heritage / Woodland Heritage will jointly host the Wood Show. Contact Carol Brinson
2003/4Magazine / Spring 2003Horses demonstrate their vital role in former times / A short article by Diana Zeuner on the importance of the Museum's heavy horses. Our horseman, Derek Hilton, leads work. Peter Betsworth, stockman, plays key role. Heavy Horses Spectacular due on 1st June.
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