Museum History
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1983/10Members' Magazine No. 20 / October 1983Witley Joiner's Shop / The Witley Joiner's shop is being erected behind the shop and next to the Carpenter's Shop. The pillars were moved and re-erected whole under John Friar's supervision; the chimney was rebuilt by Brian Boseley, and Jim Cartmel carried out the timber work.
1983/10Members' Magazine No. 20 / October 1983Step Back into Time / The BBC Science Unit filmed on site for a programme entitled "Paradigms", which will be presented by James Burke
1983/10Members' Magazine No. 20 / October 1983Friends Trip to the West Country / Joan Brooks reports on the Trip to the West Country organised by Walter Greenway. Visits included the Museum at Morwellham, Cotehele and the Mill at Otterton.
1983/10Members' Magazine No. 20 / October 1984Design of Museum Gardens to be Tackled / A working party consisting of Chris Zeuner, Richard Pailthorpe, Dr. Sylvia Landsberg, Stella Palmer, Ruth Tittensor, Ted Nash, Anne Beaumont and Ethel Buvyer has been set up to improve the historic accuracy of the curtileges. The Toll Cottage garden is gradually taking shape.
1983/10Members' Magazine No. 20 / October 1983Happy Events / Richard Harris married Judy Rich in May. Richard and Jane Pai, lthorpe had an addition to the family, Victoria.
1983/10Members' Magazine No. 20 / October 1983Spring Field Trip to the Welsh Marches / A trip to the Welsh Marches based on the Abbey Hotel at Great Malvern is planned for April 1984 by Walter Greenway. Probable stops at Avebury, Ledbury, Stokesay Casle, Ludlow, Worcester, Kilpeck Church Bibury and two villages selected from Weobly, Eardisland and Pembridge.
1983/10Members' Magazine No. 20 / October 1983Biskupin - Poland's Iron Age Time Capsule Museum to Host Major Exhibition / In May 1984 the Museum will host a major exhibition about Biskupin: an Iron age site in Poland. It will include three replicas of iron age houses built with help from Butser Ancient Farm. The personal knowledge of Peter Reynolds and Chris Zeuner will help in the design. The Museum was approached as host by George Lambor of Agora Antiques. After 3 months the exhibition will tour England, including Norton Priory Museum, Runcorn and Cambridge.
1983/10Members' Magazine No. 20 / October 1983GLC Wagons Restored through Museum. / Through the Museum's trading company, Singleton Museum Services, the Museum received an order to restore two wagons, a tip cart and other agricultural; equipment. The work was done by Gus Pollard and Peter Darby of the West Sussex Rural Engineering Company.
1983/10Members' Magazine No. 20 / October 1983Windpump / The windpump has been taken off its post for repairs by Robert Demaus. It will be reassembled in the winter
1983/10Members' Magazine No. 20 / October 1983Museum Caravan / The Museum's Publicity caravan visited many sites in the summer, but more sites would be welcome
1983/11Bulletin / November 1983Carol Service / Tuesday 20 Dec 83 in Bayleaf at 7pm
1983/11Bulletin / November 1983Visitor attendance figures for the 1983 season / 152,930
1983/11Bulletin / November 1983Provisional diary of major events in 1984 / 7 April -- opening of W Wittering School
7 Apr - 6 May -- Traditional Building Material
23 Apr - Easter Parade
1 May - Broadside Band
3 May - 29 Jul - Biskupin
19 May - Country Fair
10 Jun - Heavy Horses
7-8 Jul - "Timber"
30 Jul - 31 Aug - Summer School
4-5 Aug - Benningfield Exhibition
6-12 Aug - North Cray Hall House
6-31 Aug - Portrait of a craftsman
10-12 Aug - Chartered Institute of Building Festival
19 Aug - Driving Show
3-30 Sept - Exhibition of Children's work
6-31 Oct - Joy of the Craftsman
20-21 Oct - Autumn Activities
1983/11Bulletin / November 1983Library / The library will be open on Tuesdays during the winter. Application has been made under the Manpower Services Commission Community Projects Programme for assistance to complete the cataloguing of all the library materials.
1983/11Bulletin / November 1983Shop / Peggy Tall will take on the position of 3rd member of the shop team. Doreen Andrews will assist in the shop on Sundays during the winter
1983/11Bulletin / November 1983Jim Hampshire / During the winter months Jim will be doing less cleaning and will be in other duties, mainly coppicing.
Pollarding of some of the hornbeams in the coppice, subject to windblow.
1983/11Bulletin / November 1983Appointments / We are seeking to fill a new position of Assistant Warden to commence in 1984.
1983/11Bulletin / November 1983Winter admission prices / Adults
1983/11Bulletin / November 1983Meetings / GPC [General Purposes Committee] 10 Nov 83
Council 13 Dec 83
Stewards 21 Nov 83
1983/11Bulletin / November 1983Christmas break / Staff break from Friday evening 23 Dec until Monday morning 2 Jan
The Museum will be open to the public on Dec 26, 27 & 28, and Jan 1 & 2
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