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2001/10Magazine / Autumn 2001Furnishing Pendean Farmhouse / Roger Champion carving oak chair for Pendean
2001/10Magazine / Autumn 2001Museum wins another Sandford Award for its 'outstanding' education service / Museum wins full Sandford Award from Heritage Education Trust. Education service caters for some 30,000 schoolchildren. National Curriculum key stage 2 pupils given Tudor, Victorian and local history. Picture of Sally Murdoch teaching children.
2001/10Magazine / Autumn 2001New faces / Julie Aalen succeeds Janet Sandys-Renton as office administrator; Christine Standing, still working on school and group bookings has changed offices; Carol Smith has reverted to her volunteer role; Doug Green is relief duty officer. Carol Brinson is going to Kuwait for 10 months. Guy Viney takes her place.
2001/10Magazine / Autumn 2001Winter at the Museum / Tree dressing on 2nd December; Carol singing on 17th December. New Christmas card.
2001/10Magazine / Autumn 2001After the Big Dig, the Great Bend / Gridshell takes shape. 2nd March Diana Zeuner started lowering the shell. Video shown on Tomorrow's World 17th April grid touched down. Team of carpenters led by Stephen Corbett of Green Oak Carpentry Company. 1st June gridshell signed off. Since 1st April guided tours by Alan Wood. Others involved are Richard Harris of Buro Happold Engineers and Steve Johnson of Edward Cullinan Architects, Paul Comins of Boxall Sayer
2001/10Magazine / Autumn 2001Richard Harris appointed as new Museum Director / Richard Harris succeeds Chris Zeuner. 1978 his book "Discovering Timber-Framed Buildings" published by Shire Publications, still in print. First important job was Walderton: the subject of BBC Chronicle programme. Gail Kittle is now Operational Director.
2001/10Magazine / Autumn 2001Designation Challenge Fund projects continue / Now in 3rd year of projects financed by Designation Challenge Fund: collections review and research & re-interpretation of exhibits. Mike Wall, Jon Roberts, Guy Viney and Alison Bunning have reviewed collections. Research and re-interpretation included changes to Pendean, and will tackle move of Winkhurst. "Resource" has indicated that DCF might continue for two more years.
2001/10Magazine / Autumn 2001Special needs Children benefit from new initiative with Barclays Bank / Barclays Bank Special Educational Needs Programme give
2001/10Magazine / Autumn 2001Furnishing Pendean Farmhouse / To help with refurnishing Pendean Victor Chinnery produced inventory; Roger Champion made the oak furniture; Ian Pearce with help from Jon Roberts achieved accurate interpretation of 17 C yeoman's farmhouse. Finance from Designation Challenge Fund via Resource, the Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries. Wilm Huning painted the rudding and pencilling of the fireplaces
2001/10Magazine / Autumn 20012001 - Year in Pictures / Pictures of Reg Knight, Jean Piggott, George Monger, Graham Roberts, Lionel Corbett, Nick Conway, "Duke" Shire Horse, Jon Roberts, Rob Dash, Ron Betsworth, Bob Holman. Children's Activity, Cooking, Waggons, Barn owls in Court Barn, Weaving, History re-enactment, Dug-out canoe, Working shires, Storm of Arrows.
2001/10Magazine / Autumn 2001Obituaries / Bernard Johnson, Peter Gray, Con Ainsworth, Nigel Westacott, David Briggs all died since the last magazine.
2001/10Magazine / Autumn 2001Visitor numbers hold up well / From 1st April numbers up 4% on last year.
2001/10Magazine / Autumn 2001How the Museum coped with Foot & Mouth Disease / ichard Harris reports on the problems of Foot and Mouth. With livestock on site the Museum had to close. With licences we removed pigs, cattle and sheep. Opened 1st April. Fine Food Fair rescheduled for September. Number of visitors down 8000 by September.
2001/10Magazine / Autumn 2001Out in the garden / Short article by Bob Holman on the harvest. Fat Lazy Blonde lettuces and Carling peas successful, onions at Bayleaf failed and marigolds not good. New volunteers wanted
2001/10Magazine / Autumn 2001Volunteers' Activity Day / Bob Easson organised a day for volunteers to display their creations or collections
2001/10Magazine / Autumn 2001Friends' News / 2002 Spring Tour to Shropshire, including Blenheim, Attington Park, Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Ludlow, Stokesay, Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings. Subscriptions change to
2001/10Magazine / Autumn 2001News in Brief / Maintenance work on Littlehampton Granary by Roger Champion; seats for agricultural implements needed, (ring Rob Dash 01483 200571); Children's activity weekend; Diane Walker wants help for tree-dressing; new Mazda oick-up truck negotiated by Michael Burton; yellow road roller donated by Alan Wood. Nick Conway, Ron and Mick Betsworth very grateful.
2001/10Magazine / Autumn 2001Courses Programme 2001-2002 / 45 courses between November and May. Leaders John Booker, Paul Pinnington, Chris Baldwin, Verna Bailey, Rob Dash, Derek Hilson, Brian Ridout, Richard Harris, Roger Champion, Ged Gardner, Charles Brooking, Christina Stapley, Linda Burden, Bob Holman, James Strike, Gerard Lynch, Timothy Easton, Deborah Albon, Nigel Johnston, Chris Smith, Joe Thompson, David Russell, Neil Burridge, Joy and Wilm Huning and Tricia Christian.
2001/10Magazine / Autumn 2001Chris Zeuner Memorial Appeal / So far 500 donations for the Chris Zeuner Memorial Fund reaching
2001/10Magazine / Autumn 2001Museum helps new woodland craft enterprise start up / New woodland craft centre in the woods near Pendean with Paul Pinnington & Chris Baldwin busy. Hazel hurdles, besoms, thatching spars, charcoal & garden products can be bought from the Museum shop or from 01243 779796.
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