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1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Heavy Horse experience days / 7 courses on working with heavy horses, led by Rob Dash, Peter Albon, Chris Zeuner and Clive Kennedy are planned. The three working Shires, Jim, Baron and Neville, have several dates, including: Easter Monday Harness Horse Parade at Battersea Park; Portsmouth Parade on May Bank holiday; Rockbourne Heavy Horse Driving Trials and Great All England Ploughing Match organised by Southern Counties Heavy Horse Association.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Poster posters / An appeal for more places to post posters.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Education volunteers busy / The volunteer education team has been active with school bookings for "Bayleaf Farmhouse Tudor Workshop" and "Getting to Grips Workshop". With 5 letters from children: Jonathan Meridew, of East Preston C. J. School; Gemma of St Joseph's School, Storrington; Chelsey of Bishop Tufnell Infants School, Felpham; Layla Kelly, of Laburnham Grove Junior School, Bognor Regis; Charlotte age 6 of Charles Kingsley School, Eversley.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998News in brief / Undergraduates from Cluj Napoca, in Romania will come here this year. The Out of the Wood Show will be repeated. Chris Zeuner gave advice to the Museum of Kent Life about its 18th century farmhouse from Burnham. Alan Waters built a traditional charcoal burn.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998EDUCATION / Several articles about education matters. [See the following entries]
A letter from Sophie Maynard of St Mary's RC Primary School Bognor Regis. And drawings by Lawrence, Robert, and Tracey all of Bishop Tufnell Infants School.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Vacancies on Friends' committee. / Ethel Buvyer, Graham Lewis and Kim Leslie are retiring from the Friends' Committee Replacements are needed.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Friends' News 1998 Events / Jean Piggott lists the main Friends'events: AGM; Visits to Mottisfont Abbey, Whitchurch Silk Mill and Highclere Castle, Syon House, Gospel Green Cheese.
She congratulates Chris Zeuner for his honorary Degree of Master of Arts awarded through University of Southampton.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Master classes for West Sussex able pupils. / A class for 14 and 15 year olds on "Science of Building Materials" includes support from the Plumbers Guild with Richard Murdoch running lead casting and Ron Ireland from Altland Bricks running brick making. Jon Roberts demonstrated lime slaking. An exercise on identifying hardwoods was run by Jon Roberts, Sue Shave and Peter Hawes. A course "Reconstructing the Past", run by Sue Shave, Jon Roberts and Julie Harrington, is being offered to 11 to 13 year olds.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Volunteering at the sharp end! / Julie Massey wants help for work which is out of the public gaze.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Refurbishing the Lavant Education Room. / The Lavant building's use as the base of the education service is proving invaluable.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Funding the care of Bayleaf / Millwood Designer Homes of Tonbridge is going to sponsor the care and maintenance of Bayleaf Farmhouse for this year.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998The skill of spar-making / A Picture of Albert Peacock making thatching spars.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998News in brief / Julie Massey and Sue Shave are working with an out of date computer. Boarhunt was re-thatched and Littlehampton Granary will be re-thatched, both by Chris Tomkins with spars made by Albert Peacock. Alan Waters and Nick Conway will build a continuous wattle fence round the Bayleaf paddocks. The Plumbers Museum Committee have appointed Phil Mead as Chairman in place of Michael Wayman. Two exhibitions will be held in Crawley Hall: "Farms and Buildings in Embroidery" featuring Carolione Vincents' work; Gordon Rushmer's rural paintings.
1998/11Magazine Vol. 9 No. 21 / November 1998Gardening tours attract green-fingered visitors / Gardening tours were introduced this year. Whittakers garden is in its infancy. Bayleaf garden is to be re-fenced, and rabbit proof fence has been introduced in Hangleton.
1998/11Magazine Vol. 9 No. 21 / November 1998Friends News / The next Spring visit is to Northern Ireland, visiting the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Castle Espic, Mount Stewart, The Ulster American Folk Park, Tyrone Crystal, Irish Linen Centre. Contact Jean Piggott. Last Spring Tour was to South Wales, visiting Welsh Folk Museum, Castle Coch and the Gower peninsula. Other visits were to Mottisfont Abbey, Whitchurch Silk Mill, Highclere and Syon House. The Junior Friends group had a wide range of activitiies.
1998/11Magazine Vol. 9 No. 21 / November 1998Museum given designated status by the Government. / In June the Museum's collections were accorded Designated status by the Government.
1998/11Magazine Vol. 9 No. 21 / November 1998Green light for the Gridshell1 / The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded the Museum
1998/11Magazine Vol. 9 No. 21 / November 1998A very popular cottage. / Roger Champion has worked steadily on restoration of Poplar Cottage, often watched by visitors.
1998/11Magazine Vol. 9 No. 21 / November 1998Gently does it . . . / The Pevensey wind-pump was lifted back into position following a restoration by Robert Demaus, and Alan Wood.
1998/11Magazine Vol. 9 No. 21 / November 1998Christmas shoping and tree dressing / An advertisement for the Tree Dressing, Carols, Christmas and New Year opening and half term opening.
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