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1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Roger Champion completes 25 years at the Museum / The Museum's carpenter, Roger Champion. celebrates 25 years at the Museum. In 1975 he married Heather Jackson.
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Building Conservation Fair introduces master classes / The successful bi-annual Building Conservation Fair, organsied this year with the Joint Centre for Heritage Conservation, is introducing master classes to be held on 24th June.
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Managing building conservation / A Joint Centre for Heritage Conservation and Management Conference on Managing Uncertainity in Building Conservation takes place in Bournemouth on 24/25 May
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Entyloma Serotinum invades borage in the Bayleaf garden. / An unusual smut fungus was found growing on the borage in the Bayleaf garden: Entyloma Serotinum. Samples were sent to Dr Elizabeth Mordue of the International Mycological Institute in Egham.
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Museum's countryside activities expand / The Museum's involvement with countryside activities and the Goodwood Country Park are expanding. Gordon Beningfield will be here at the Downland Celebration in May to sign copies of his pictures. On 16th August we will celebrate St Roche's Day. On 5th June cyclists are invited to trace Cobbett's Rural Ride from Up Waltham to Singleton. An Iron Age Day is planned with the Butser Ancient Farm. Gary Couper, a Sussex Downs Conservation Ranger, will repeat his guided walks. Richard Pailthorpe has produced interpretation panels within the Country Park's boundaries covering the Trundle and local history. The panels were designed by Graham Butler and sponsored by British Telecom
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Practical Milling Weekend Course / A course on milling will be held on 10/11 September
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994River Lavant overflows its banks / The Lavant overflowed, causing floods in the villages and Chichester, but not affecting the Museum.
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994The Way Ahead / Sir James Waddell writes a note about the need to keep constantly in mind the changing aims of the Museum
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994New Trustees / New trustees are David Streeter, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sussex; Peter Bryant, lately County Planning Officer of West Sussex County Council; Michael Burton.
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Roy Armstrong / Chris Zeuner writes an obituary of Roy Armstrong, the Founder, who died on 19th October 1993
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Special events programme larger than ever / Special events planned for 1994 include: Traditional Fod Fair, Heavy Horses, Rare Breeds, Novice Sheepdog Trials, Children's Activity Weekend , History Re-enactment, Working Woodland Craft Weekend, Wood and Wool Day, Steam Threshing etc.
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Museum prepares a forward plan / A forward plan has been prepared by the staff and will be discussed with Friends and volunteers
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Reigate Project / The next stage in Reigate is the completion of the floors, and installation of the Petworth painters' equipment. Fagus Anstruther Memorial Trust have granted
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Promoting the Museum further afield. / A report on the promotion of the Museum in other places given by Chris Zeuner, Richard Harris, Richard Pailthorpe and Bob Powell
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Museum's rationalisation benefits our collections / As a result of other museums reviewing their collections we have gained some new items including a large Sussex Waggon on loan from Worthing Museum and some fine 17th century panelling from Horsham Museum.
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Your Museum Needs You! / Bob Powell is planning a small temporary exhibition on the work of the Woman's Land Army. Help required.
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Joint Centre for Heritage Conservation and Management / The 1994 programme of the Joint Centre for Heritage Conservation and Management includes 5 courses at Bournemouth University, 2 at the Lime Centre, 5 at the Centre for the Conservation of the Built Environment, 10 at the Museum.
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Chris Zeuner's Channel Tunnel Walk raises funds for Longport. / Chris Zeuner completed the 31-mile walk through the Channel Tunnel with 123 other people. Richard Pailthorpe estimates that this will raise
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Longport House Project Launched / The Longport House Project was launched in December by Lady Egremont. Dr Alan Hayes thanked Eurotunnel for their financial support. Roger Champion is well ahead with repair of the timber. Mick and Ron Betsworth are installing the services and building the new lavatory block. The support from Eurotunnel has attracted a Business Sponsorship Incentive Scheme matching grant.
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Sponsorship for 1994 / Sponsors in 1994 include: Carringdales (Bognor) Ltd. , for the publicity leaflet; Portsmouth Publishing and Printing plc, for the Traditional Food Fair, Nationwide Building Society and Chichester Tractors, for Heavy Horses; West Sussex County Council and Southern Publishing Company, through its paper Country Extra, for a Downland Celebration; Bartholomews of Chichester Ltd. , for conservation of the James Hendry collection of photographs.
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