Museum History
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1970/5SBC Minutes / 3 May 1970Petworth Wagon Shed / This should be included in the Bayleaf complex and should be sited on an east-west axis abutting the east side of Mockbeggars. The wagon shed is in good condition and with the help of the Young Adventurers should be moved and re-erected for not more than about
1970/5SBC Minutes / 3 May 1970Lake / Mr Heymann reported that Mr James was very pleased with the lake and would like to donate some trees to be planted there. Mr Heymann also reported that some pottery fragments had been found during the excavation of the lake and he would make further enquiries about these. It was also reported that Mr Waite had offered to bore by the lake to find the water level. Mr Warren said he had had correspondence with the local River Authority about the eventual filling of the lake and they had promised their co-operation. Mr Warren said that further soil would be needed to consolidate the banks before the lake could be filled.
1970/8SBC Minutes / 9 August 1970Picnic areas / RECOMMENDED that this year the public should only be allowed to picnic in the car park or picnic sites. Mr Heymann was having notices erected on the main paths and rides in the woodlands denoting the museum's boundaries; he might put up a light fence if there was time.
1970/8SBC Minutes / 9 August 1970Treadwheel / Reported that Mr Walker had offered to get an estimate from a cooper for making a proper bucket.
1970/8SBC Minutes / 9 August 1970Mr Peter Longley / AGREED to invite him to join the Committee.
1970/8SBC Minutes / 9 August 1970Littlehampton Granary / Decided the interior should not be limewashed or plastered until the correct original treatment had been further investigated.
1970/8SBC Minutes / 9 August 1970Saxon Weaver's Hut / Mr Armstrong reported that the loom would not be ready in time for the opening in September.
1970/8SBC Minutes / 9 August 1970Lake / Initial boring by the lake had reached 8'6" at which level hard stone had been found. Heavier equipment will be used to continue drilling and water levels will be watched during the next year. Sussex River Authority had visited and approved plans for the lake.
1970/8SBC Minutes / 9 August 1970SPAB / Mr Lowe reported that he had been in correspondence with the SPAB and had undertaken to let his society have notice of all buildings being considered for acquisition by the museum. Hoped that the SPAB will help the museum in preserving buildings in situ.
1970/8SBC Minutes / 9 August 1970Crawley 'Barn' / Not a listed building and Crawley Development Corporation have applied to W.S.C.C. for permission to demolish. Ministry of Housing & Local Government do not wish to intervene. Mr Champion reported that the building was in reasonable condition. Mr Gravett emphasised that the building is not an original barn but a house which had declined in use.
1970/8SBC Minutes / 9 August 1970Pagham Church bell frame. / Committee RECOMMENDED acceptance as a gift.
1970/8SBC Minutes / 9 August 1970Titchfield Old Market Hall / U.D.C. have now declared this building dangerous. Mr Armstrong has written to Mr Dale but has not yet had an answer. Some time ago some money was raised locally to restore the building. Hoped that the museum might receive this money if it finally acquired the Old Market Hall.
1970/8SBC Minutes / 9 August 1970Bournes / Mr Warren reported that Bournes will not be saved in situ but might possibly be re-erected elsewhere in Horsham for another use. Horsham U.D.C. will pay for careful dismantling if the museum will agree to take the timbers if Horsham are eventually unable to use the building. Museum would have to pay for transport but would not be committed to re-erecting the house. Committee RECOMMENDED that the museum give this guarantee to Horsham U.D.C.
1970/8SBC Minutes / 9 August 1970Traffic / AGREED that cars should not drive over the meadowland and that all traffic should circulate around the edge of the site.
1970/8SBC Minutes / 9 August 1970Wagons / AGREED that the museum would never have a specialised wagon collection - this was being done by other museums in the area. We only require wagons to furnish our buildings and it was strongly RECOMMENDED that in future we should only accept wagons in good condition but we should try to make a representative selection illustrating the main types of wagon in our area.
1970/8SBC Minutes / 9 August 1970Wagon and cattle sheds / Generally AGREED that in future we should be more selective and only consider buildings of good quality and condition. RECOMMENDED that we should collect the Petworth Wagon Shed provided it did not interfere with Mr Champion's work on Bayleaf. Mr Champion did not feel that this wagon shed would make a suitable workshop and it was RECOMMENDED that he should make his own wooden building for this purpose.
1970/8SBC Minutes / 9 August 1970Barn at Ellis Farm, near Woking / A true barn, in good condition, and if it becomes available, should be given top priority. More suitable for Pendean than Bayleaf.
1970/8SBC Minutes / 9 August 1970'Barn' at 103 High Street, Crawley / Not a true barn but acceptable as a good example of a house demoted to an inferior use. Has more of its original structure than Mockbeggars and is in reasonable condition.
1970/8SBC Minutes / 9 August 1970Mockbeggars / Another example of a demoted house, the original roof structure gone. If Mockbeggars came to the museum the Committee RECOMMENDED that it might only be accepted for the timbers and not for re-erection. However, situation could be different if the museum does not acquire the Crawley 'barn'. Generally AGREED that we still need to find a good barn from Kent for the Bayleaf complex.
1970/8SBC Minutes / 9 August 1970Bayleaf / Director reported that there was now enough money in hand to start work on Bayleaf and the Committee RECOMMENDED that the re-erection of Bayleaf should be given absolute priority.
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