Museum History
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1982/10SBC Minutes / 3 October 1982Court Barn / The thatch had been attended to. The problem had been that the iron hooks were not gripping the reed bundles. The Thatchers had accepted responsibility.
1982/10SBC Minutes / 3 October 1982Building Programme - Witley Joiner's Shop / C Zeuner reported that this was a minor building which would have an interpretive and display use. Dismantling and re-erection was being undertaken by volunteers and would require little aid from staff. AGREED its siting would be at right angles to Windlesham and with a feasible approach from the road to the double doors.
1982/10SBC Minutes / 3 October 1982Storage of buildings / R Champion raised the problems of the storage of buildings in the cutting. A 10 year period was long enough for a building to be stored with only a corrugated roof. As a number of buildings would be in store for over 10 years he stressed the need for a better, more permanent form of storage.
1982/11Members' Magazine No. 18 / 1982Publicity caravan / The Museum's ex-army mobile exhibition caravan toured many shows and sites often staffed by Mr and Mrs Hum.
1982/11Members' Magazine No. 18 / 1982William on Parade / Chris Zeuner's heavy horse, William, advertised the Museum at several events including the Harness Parade at Regents Park, the South of England Show at Ardingly, Salvington Mill Open Day (accompanied by his companion Champers, Peter Linfield's Shetland pony) and a Heavy Horses at Work event at Dunton Green in Kent.
1982/11Members' Magazine No. 18 / 1982WEA Course / Ruth Titensor will be leading a course entitled "Farming and the Local Landscape" at the Museum this winter. The course is run by WEA and Southampton Unversity Department of Adult Education.
1982/11Members' Magazine No. 18 / 1982Poplars Cottage / This summer Poplars Cottage, a small timber framed building on the Wiston Estate near Washington has been dismantled. The principal feature is its smoke bay. Fred Aldsworth will undertake an excavation of the site.
1982/11Members' Magazine No. 18 / 1982Another Fund-Raising Success for Friends / The Grand Draw raised
1982/11Members' Magazine No. 18 / 1982Ploughing through the Ages - Date changed. / The ploughing through the ages demonstation will be staged on Oct 23-24 and the steam threshing of the local crop of thatching straw will be on Oct 16-17
1982/11Members' Magazine No. 18 / 1982Building repairs / The west elevation of Bayleaf daub is being replaced and some timber being repaired. The elm sole plate of the Littlehampton granary has been consolidated with epoxy resin. The mill wheel shaft needs repair. The West gable of the Titchfield Market Hall was often penetrated by rain, and the gable will be tile hung. Next year Winkhurst will need repair.
1982/11Members' Magazine No. 18 / 1982Sussex Oxen Arrive at Museum / Two Sussex Oxen, Hearty and Heedless, have come to the Museum from Peter Clery's farm. Alan Waters is getting to know them.
1982/11Members' Magazine No. 18 / 1982Ebernoe Kiln / John Friar has been lent to West Sussex County Council to help in rebuilding a "Scotch Kiln" in the nature reserve in Ebernoe Common.
1982/11Members' Magazine No. 18 / 1982New Chairman and President for Museum / In June David Biart took over from Geoffrey Godber as Chairman. Viscount Watkinson, who lives in Bosham, has become President after the retirement of Lord Egremont
1982/11Members' Magazine No. 18 / 1982Any questions? / A series of evening meetings for Friends and Volunteers is planned for the winter. One evening will be devoted to Roy Armstrong, Chris Zeuner and Richard Harris answering questions sent in advance.
1982/11Members' Magazine No. 18 / 1982Library Open for Business / Marjorie Hallam is the Honorary Librarian of the Armstrong Llibrary in Crawley Hall. The books have been classified and it is hoped to produce a catalogue. Unpublished material is not yet available. Richard Harris is organising a computer to help. Marjorie Hallam would welcome translators.
1982/11Members' Magazine No. 18 / 1982Concert at Petworth / Walter Greenway describes a piano recital by Amanda Hurton, a star pupil of the Yehudi Menuhin School. held in Petworth House, with a long interval to allow the audience to see the rooms open to the puiblic. The profit was unfortunately not large.
1982/11Members' Magazine No. 18 / 1982Letter from the Chairman of the Friends Committee / Sir James Waddell's letter reports the success of the Grand Draw, which raised
1982/11Members' Magazine No. 18 / 1982Building Centre Exhibition / Chris Zeuner and Richard Harris are preparing an exhibition for the Area Museums Service for South East England and the Building Centre Trust entitled "The Traditional Builder" It will open in late 1983 at the Building Centre Trust and will tour the South East.
1982/11Members' Magazine No. 18 / 1982School Furnishings Donated / A large number of school furnishings have been donated, which will allow us to furnish the west wittering School as it might have been. Heather Champion has also received old biblical pictures, slates and samples of children's handwork.
1982/11Members' Magazine No. 18 / 1982Charcoal Burn / Alan Waters ran two charcoal burns helped by Ted Nash and Martin Bossom
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