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1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Building Conservation Centre project moves into the final funding phase. / The Heritage Lottery Fund awarded
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Ritual Marks on Historic Timber / A long article by Timothy Easton on Ritual Marks on historic timber. [Not summarised here]
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Call of the wild! / Picture of a Sussex cow at the Rare Breeds Show.
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Supporting the Weald and Downland Museum / Supporters this year are: The Friends; for Building Conservation Centre, Heritage Lottery Fund, Estate of Miss L Williams, Rufford Foundation, Headley Trust, J. S. Trust, Wates Foundation, Esmee Fairbairn Charitable Trust, Chichester District Council, Carpenters Company Charitable Trust, Fergus Anstruther Trust; for Poplar Cottage, Heritage Lottery Fund, South Eastern Museum Service, Roy Armstorng Memorial Fund, Havenhope Trust, Basil Shippam Trust, Peacock Trust, Three T's Trust, Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust, Peter Minet Trust, Idlewild Trust, Alan Evans Memorial Trust, Sir Edward Lewis Trust; for Collections, PRISM Fund; for Training courses. Jackson-Stops & Staff, Radcliffe Trust, Thomas Eggar Church Adams, Willards Development Ltd. , Mitford Foulerton Trust; for Education, West Sussex Countryside Studies Trust, West Sussex County Council. ; for Bayleaf, Millwood Homes Ltd. ; For Reigate, Esate of D. A. Chapman; for Whittakers, Cox Restoration; for Buildi \\
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Some of the marks to be seen on buildings in the Museum / Richard Harris describes some of the ritual marks which can be seen on buildings in the Museum. [Not summarised here]
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999The Museum has 200 volunteers / Organising the 200 volunteers is a mammoth task. Carol Brinson is co-ordinating the production of a volunteer tour guide's handbook. Three special Guide Training Days led by Jon Roberts and Roger Champion have been arranged. Geraldine Smith, Bernadine Saunders, Clive Boddington, John Sagues and Diana Buxton will enable the library to be open. The livestock section is supported by a team of volunteers led by Peter Albon and Pete Betsworth.
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Dovetail is five years old! / Dovetail is five years old. This year it is staging: Copper Family; Exhibition of Jonathan Newdick's drawings and paintings of the Museum; Barn dance, storytelling and song, Pistols at Dawn theatre, barbecue; Twelfth Night; The Water Babies.
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Museum Services for Schools / Museum Services for Schools include Building Construction Workshop; Victorian School Role Play: Whittakers Cottages; Natural Fibres Workshop; Cooking Sessions; Building Materials; Farming; Livestock; Gardens; Guided Tour of the Museum; Side by Side Tours; Farm Tours; Forestry Tours; Loans Boxes.
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Another busy year in the EDUCATION department / The new Victorian workshop for schools has been very popular.
The West Sussex Countryside Trust won the Sandford Award for Education.
A new medieval rural life workshop has been introduced.
The Galleries at Woking Museum has asked Sue Shave and Jon Roberts for help.
Sue Shave is now a convenor for "Group for Education in Museums South East" and is working with Judith Carruthers.
A new teachers' leaflet, illustrated by Len Bull and Tony Tracy, has been published,
Sue Shave and Jon Roberts are working on a literacy Tudor sources pack for schools.
A teachers' archaeology conference will be held at the Museum
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Ploughing a fresh furrow / Jeff Houlton ploughing with Horses.
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999News in brief / David Overton of Dorking has had a successful show season.
The Children's activities have been increased. Jon Roberts and Brian Weekes play an important part.
The Association of Independent Museums has published a report "New Visions for Museums in the 21st Century".
Hangleton Cottage has been rethatched.
1999/4Magazine / Spring 199916th century family returns to Pendean in August / The Coldham Family lived in the 16th century in Pendean. Their life will be re-enacted by the History Re-enaction Workshop
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999People's appetite for information is insatiable! / Chris Zeuner talks to visitors about draught horse harness
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Join the Junior Friends / An advertisement for the Junior Friends
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Rising above things! / Picture of a piglet at rest on its sow's back
1999/4Magazine / Spring 19991999 Events / The main events are: Traditional Food Fair, Rebuilding Poplar Cottage, Out of the Wood Show, Heavy Horses, Rare Breeds, Children's Activities, Autumn Celebrations.
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Biggest ever lifelong learning programme for 1999 / The 1999 programme of lifelong learning will be bigger than ever. Diana Rowsell, whose post is funded by the Radcliffe Trust and the Mitford Foulerton Charitable Trust, is co-ordinating the programme, which is led by Richard Harris. A picture of Joe Thompson.
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Building a woodman's hut / Woodcollier Arthur Barker has built a new charcoal burner's hut
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Change of scene for Pat / Pat Melhuish, secretary to the director, is leaving
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Take the bus for a day out in the Downs / The Susex Downs Conservation Board has produced a leaflet "DAYS OUT IN THE DOWNS" describing special days out run by the local bus company.
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