Museum History
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1984/10Members' Magazine No. 22 / October 1984Spring Field Trip to the Weald / The 1985 field trip, run by Walter Greenway, will visit its own catchment area. Charlwood, High Beech. Penshurst, Bodiam, Winchelsea, Romney Marsh churches, Tenterden, Smarden, Leeds, The Kent Museum of Rural Life and Michelham Priory.
1984/10Bulletin / October 1984Barns from Northchapel / These were dismantled on behalf of the Museum of American Frontier Culture and have been stored here pending removal to the U.S.A. The scheme now has sufficient funding to proceed and the barns will be shipped to the American Museum's site at Stanton, West Virginia in the early part of October.
1984/10Bulletin / October 1984Grants and Donations / Kent Archaeological Society have generously given the Museum
1984/10Bulletin / October 1984Goodwood Granary / This has been resuscitated as an office to house people who are working at the Museum on special projects or in a part-time capacity. It MUST NOT therefore be used as a dump.
1984/10Bulletin / October 1984Elizabeth Newbery / Elizabeth Newbery has taken up her post as part-time Education Officer jointly with the West Sussex Countryside Studies Trust which is based at Goodwood.
1984/10Members' Magazine No. 22 / October 1984North Cray Hall House Erected at the Museum
Successful festival of Building / The North Cray Hall House was re-erected in August. Roger Champion had repaired the timbers, and he, Heather Champion and Simon Harper were in charge of the re-erection. Horley Road Services sponsored the crane. The erection was filmed by TVS, with Peter Tester, who had saved the house, playing an important part. Richard Harris has written an article called "Why Are The Timbers Painted Red"
The Festival of Building marked the 150th anniversary of the Chartered Institute of Building, Southern Region. Thanks are due to Norman Deval and Derek Hale. Firms and organisations represented include Property Services Agency, Building Conservation Trust, Cement and Concrete Association, Longleys, Redland, Rush and Tompkins, Lignacite, Ibstock, Keymer Brick Co. , J. G. Snelling, E. A. Chiverton and Hepworth Iron Co. Ltd.
1984/10Members' Magazine No. 22 / October 1984Biskupin - A Visit to Poland? / The Biskupin exhibitilon fascinated many. Marjorie Hallam is exploring the possibility of arranging a coach trip to Poland.
1984/10Members' Magazine No. 22 / October 1984Busy Summer Season / At the end of August the visitor numbers was 143,000. A record number attended the heavy Horses day: 5,300. West Wittering School was opened by Kenneth Ball. Richard Harris's exhibition "Traditional Building Crafts" ran in Witley Joiner's Shop. William, the Museum's heavy horse, and the Museum's Sussex wagon (horsed by a pair of Bob Robinson's horses) were at the Harness Horse parade in Regent's Park The Biskupin Exhibition was opened by Prof. Barry Cunliffe. The Country Fair was a success. The Museum Caravan was at the South of England Show. The Medieval Players presented "The Great Theatre of the World" in the Museum. The Timber Festival included demonstrations by the Edward James Foundation's forestry staff. Gordon Beningfield's paintings were exhibited.
1984/10Members' Magazine No. 22 / October 1984Gordon Beningfield Exhibition / 70 people attended the exhibition preview of Gordon Beningfield's paintings. This included a talk by Gordon Beningfield and the reading of some of Hardy's poems by Robert Gittings. 50 limited edition and 600 unlimited edition prints of his painting of Bayleaf have been sold.
1984/10Members' Magazine No. 22 / October 1984Charcoal and Spars / The sale of charcoal produced by Gary Browning and Dale Standing has been excellent. Thatching spars made by Albert Peacock have been sold to a thatching wholesaler
1984/10Members' Magazine No. 22 / October 1984Children Build Their Own Houses at the Museum, / In the summer 55 local children, led by Elizabeth Newbery, built their own houses on the site using materials materials produced on the site. Others who helped were Neil Wilkins, Brian Phelan, Chris Challen, Jackie Demaus and Nick Hutson.
There are now 70 Junior Friends.
1984/10Bulletin / October 1984Ian Odin / Ian Odin from West Dean Estate has commenced the Autumn cull of ducks and geese on the lake.
1984/10Bulletin / October 1984Talks and Tours given by members of Staff and others / In June Walter Greenway gave Plumpton Agricultural College a guided tour and Joan Brooks guided the Amwell Society. In July Walter gave another tour and Joan guided the very appreciative Friends of the Chiltern O.A.M. Last month both Walter and Joan were on duty to guide the International Broadcasting Corporation's Ladies Committee. Bernard Johnson and Walter have also given talks to various societies about the Museum during the year. In October Richard Harris is giving a guided tour and lecture to a party from the Bartlett School of Architecture.
1984/10Bulletin / October 1984Raffle / Only one more month to go, so please make an extra effort to sell as many tickets as you can.
1984/10Bulletin / October 1984Stewards Social Evening / This will take place on 19th November at 7.30 p.m. Details later.
1984/10Bulletin / October 1984Medieval Hall House / Serious consideration was given to rescuing two bays of a medieval hall house from High Street, Rainham but as the roof had been vandalised in recent months and as most of the collars and purlins were absent it was decided that there was insufficient material to justify a rescue operation.
1984/10Bulletin / October 1984Exhibition / The Area Museums Service exhibition "Joy of the Craftsman" opens on October 6th in Witley Joiners Shop.
1984/10Bulletin / October 1984REMINDERS / 1.10.84 - GPC. 1030. Granary.
3.10.84 - Friends Committee. 1000.
4.10.84 - Southampton University Course starts.
6.10.84 - Joy of the Craftsman - Witley.
9.10.84 - Council of Management. 6 pm. Fox and Hounds.
20.10.84 - Junior Friends.
27 & 28.10.84 - Autumn Activities.
1984/10Members' Magazine No. 22 / October 1984Friends Auction / An auction will be held in Horsham in Spring 1985. Sotheby's Pulborough Salerooms are giving advice and services.
1984/10Bulletin / October 1984Sweatshirts / The shirts from our supplier seems this year to be of a poor quality and we are trying to find another source; this may mean that the cost of each item could be
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