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1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Another year - another Rare Breeds Show! / The Rare Breeds Show will take place this year, organised by John Bushrod.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Conservation inspection / A picture of Richard Harris and Deborah Carthy looking at a fireplace from Reigate
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Building Conservation Courses at the Museum / 10 courses: Leaders Gerard Lynch, David Woodbridge, Tim Tatton-Brown, Bernard Worssam, Richard Harris, Paul Price, Brian Ridout, Peter Ross, Joseph Thomson,
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Building conservation courses for professionals and enthusiasts / The Museum is linking up with West Dean College and English Heritage in running master classes and courses on building conservation.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Building Conservation Masterclasses / 8 Master Classes are planned: Leaders John Ashurst, Richard Harris, Bill Martin, Ian Hume, Principal Tutors Colin Burns, Peter Ross, Nicholas Durnam, Seamus Hanna, Ian Hume, Peter Mc Curdy.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998A clear vista all round! / Karen Searle reports on Vista, the new booking system, which is working very well.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Building a brick kiln / A Scotch kiln will be built this year as an addition to the drying shed from P|etersfield. The Museum expects to fire it at least once a year.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Education officer takes on new role promoting archaeology / Sue Shave has been appointed assistant education liaison officer for the Council of British Archaeology, South Eatern region.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Building the collection. / The Museum is planning a social open evening when we will invite people from the local building industry to hear if they can help us collect for the future.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Museum changes its structure / The Museum's activities, previously under one organisation, have been divided into two companies, both registered charities. The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum will be the controlling company; the Weald and Downland Museum Operations will run the day to day operation of the Museum. David Tomlinson will chair both companies. Derek Bandey has retired as Treasurer; Nigel Stephens has retired from the Board, but remains a Trustee. Jeff Houlton is a new Trustee.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Chidham wheat sown at Bayleaf / The Bayleaf paddock has been sown with two varities of wheat: Chidham White and Chidham Red. Robert Sampson used three percherons to prepare the ground
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998New objects for the collection / The Museum acquired several interesting items last year: a Sussex loom, a horse drawn roller, oven doors from the Charlton bakery, a potato digger, a timber crane made by John Smith of Keighley (from Basing Park Estate, Hampshire)
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Facelift planned for the mill leat / Robert Demaus will replace the launder for the mill
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Making the building conservation centre and museum store a reality / Chris Zeuner describes the present position of the development of the Gridshell. The project will cost
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Poplar Cottage restoration begins / Roger Champion will work on the Museum site repairing the frame of Poplars Cottage to allow visitors to watch its transformation. Partly funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund it will be re-erected in memory of Roy Armstrong. The restoration work will be led by Richard Harris.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Timber-framing from scratch / A course converting a felled tree into a timber-framed building was held at the Museum. Henry Russell led the course, which started with a talk by Richard Harris. Students included Dennis Jack and Andrew Holder. Another such course is planned to be led by Paul Price. There are 11 photos by Diana Zeuner, Jonathan Treleaven and Julie Massey.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998New head in the hen house / Horatio our magnificent Light Sussex Cock has died and his son has taken over.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Racing certainty / The Museum's annual race evening, a gift of Goodwood Racecourse company, will be held on 5th June.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Knowing our onions / A picture of Thelma Jack hanging up a string of onions at Bayleaf.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998New staff / Mike Hunter is our new finance officer, taking over from John Procter; Judith Russell is a new secretary.
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