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1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Buildings in the Museum's collection / Richard Harris reports what we have in store: Poplars cottage; Tyndalls cottage; 5-7 Holloway Hill, Godalming; Whittakers cottages; cottage at Oaklands, Lodsworth; Longport House; a game larder; Green Street outhouse; forge from Great Bookham, built by the Hamshar family; woodsheds and pigsty from the Warren; bakehouse from Newdigate; horse gin, North Bersted; stable, Causeway Brickworks, Petersfield; granary, Sweethills Farm, Ashurst; granary, Chilcomb Manor, Winchester; barn and cattle shed, Berrylands Farm; dovecote, Milton Street; hay barn, Ockley Court Farm, and miscellaneous fragments
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Friends Events / Friends' events include: spring tour to Plymouth, AGM, visits to Ightham Mote; Frith Hill Gardens, Northchapel; Luton Straw Hat Museum; Chatham Historic Dockyard. St Peters at the Museum. [All these are advertised separately]
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 199450 000 horseshoes! / Bernard Rush reports that over 50,000 horseshoes have been denailed and polished to be sold in the shop. Proceeds so far
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Events Diary / The main events in 1994 will be: Traditional Food Fair; Building in Timber - the American Tradition; a Downland Celebrarion; Wool and Wood; Heavy Horses; Building Conservation; Rare Breeds; Children's Activity Weekend; Working Woodland Crafts; Novice Sheepdig Trials; Steam Threshing etc.
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Woodland products training courses / Two charcoal courses led by Alan Waters will take place this year.
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Visit to the Czech Republic 1-9 Oct / A trip to the Czech Republic is being organised for the Friends
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Building in Timber: The American Tradition 5 April-31 May / This spring the museum will host an exhibition called "Building in Timber: The American Tradition", prepared by the John Judkin Memorial, Bath
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Friends to hold first Annual Conference. / The Friends will hold their first Annual Conference on 29/30 April. It will start with dinner in the Vicar's Hall, Chichester with music by Cavatina. There will be a field trip to Up Waltham and Stag Farm, and a lecture by James Ayres
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Leaflet distributers wanted / Richard Pailthorpe wants leaflet distributers.
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994New role for Pat Melhuish / Pat Melhuish, the Director's secretary, has taken on the extra job of Office Manager
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Plumbing and stone masonry exhibition opens in March / Court Barn will re-open on 27th March with a new exhibition, prepared by Bob Powell and Richard Harris, in place.
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Visitor Numbers / Visitor numbers in 1993 totalled 157,000: 6,000 more than in 1992. Family tickets showed the biggest increase.
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Winter Coppicing activity / Alan Waters and Nick Conway have been working in two areas of overgrown coppice in Drovers, and on the Eartham Estate by permission of Mr R. Green.
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Museum hosts Folk Life Society conference. / The Museum is hosting the 1994 Folk Life Society Conference on 15-18 September
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Sponsors / Sponsors last year included: Bartholomews of Chichester Ltd. , Colorama and Whitby's of Chichester, Chichester Tractors, Cyanamid (UK), Deosan Ltd. Goodrowes of Chichester, International Distillers and Vintners (UK) Ltd. , Karova Farms, National Westminster Bank, Portsmouth Printing and Publishing Plc (Chichester Observer), SCATS, Stride and Son Ltd. , Wakeford Hotels of Worthing, West Sussex County Council.
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Vacancy on Friends' Committee / Wanted new members of the Friends' Committee. Contact Virginia Lyon or Jean Piggott.
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Friends. Widening horizons with AIM and BAFM / Virginia Lyon has attended meetings of both the Association of Independent Museums and the British Associatioon of Friends of Museums.
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Picture / Dora Harmer, who lived in Winkhurst Farm, is pictured with Bob Clover, a volunteer, on her 90th birthday. An article by her on her experiences of rural life is deposited in the Museum library.
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Effective use of our education resources / Geoff King describes his problems as Education Officer and wants to use places other than Bayleaf and Getting to Grips. The pictures include Mike Tighe talking to children about the mill, and Michael Hickling in Bayleaf.
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Working with the West Sussex Countryside Trust at Goodwood. / Some examples are given of work with the West Sussex Countryside Trust at Goodwood. Young NADFAS visited the Museum in the morning and went on to Goodwood in the afternoon. Another day combines the Goodwood Forest Trail with the Charcoal camp. A-level students spent the morning at Goodwood Country Park, and visited the Farming Exhibition in the afternoon. Links with centres at Butlins Bognor South Coast World, Lodge Hill and Sayers Croft.
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