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1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Building in European context / The Wealden Buildings Study Group is holding an open meeting in Haywards Heath
1994/10Magazine Vol. 5 No. 13 / October 1994Sir James Waddell retires / Sir James Waddell retired as the Museum's President. His place was taken by Lord Nathan
1994/10Magazine Vol. 5 No. 13 / October 1994Friends enjoy first annual conference / The Friends' first annual conference consisted of dinner, then visits to Stag Park Farm - interpreted by Richard Harris- a talk by James Ayres, and guided tour of West Dean craft workshops.
1994/10Magazine Vol. 5 No. 13 / October 1994Outings and events / The Friends' events in 1994 included a visit to Louise Warner's garden at Frith Hill, a concert by the St Peter's singers and a barn dance and barbecue in the Singleton Cricket Pavilion
1994/10Magazine Vol. 5 No. 13 / October 1994Friends 1994 tour to Plymouth / Jean Piggott describes the Friends tour to Plymouth. Places visited were: Dorset Biscuit Factory, Honiton Lace and Pottery Museum, Widecombe, Two Bridges Hotel (where Len Copley gave a talk), Morwellham Quay, Cotehele, Torquay, Otterton Mill Centre.
1994/10Magazine Vol. 5 No. 13 / October 1994Picture / A picture of Francis Higgins receiving his trophy at the Rare Breeds Show from Robin Page.
1994/10Magazine Vol. 5 No. 13 / October 1994Special events bring in the visitors / Although the visitor numbers were poor, the attendances at the special events were good: The Traditional Food Fair was sponsored by the Observer Newspaper Series. Wool and Wood was run in association with the Sussex Downs Conservation Board with the assistance of Michelle Green and Bob Green. The Heavy Horses was attended by 3000 visitors. The Building Conservation Fair launched master classes in association with the Joint Centre for Conservation and Management, Gerard Lynch run a class sponsored by the Black Horse Agencies. Virginia Lyon was show secretary for the Rare Breeds Show, Robin Page presented the trophies and the show was sponsored by The West Sussex Gazette, the National Westminster Bank, Cyanamid of Great Britain, Stride and Son and the Worshipfu; Company of Woolmen among others. The History Re-enactment Workshop came to Pendean. Alan Waters staged a charcoal burn and Ken Galton made hurdles. The Novice Sheepdog Trials were supported by Deosan, Goodrowes \\
1994/10Magazine Vol. 5 No. 13 / October 1994Food Fair Competition. / Prepare your products for the Food Fair.
1994/10Magazine Vol. 5 No. 13 / October 1994Fun in the sun! / The Children's Activities Weekend saw more than 3000 visitors.
1994/10Magazine Vol. 5 No. 13 / October 1994New to the collections. / New items in the collection have been given by Peter Carmichael, Pat Combes, Harry Long, "Dick" Whittington, Horsham Museum, Andrew Hodby has restored a horse-plough for use by Peter Albon. Bob Powell thanks Nigel Westacott for his help in documenting 258 items.
1994/10Magazine Vol. 5 No. 13 / October 1994rats and bumfreezers / A new temporary exhibition about the Women's Land Army was held on the Steam Threshing Day. Bob Powell assisted by Nigel Westacott and the memories of an "army" of ex-WLA girls prepared the exhibition. Mrs Una Wilson.
1994/10Magazine Vol. 5 No. 13 / October 1994National policy for museums anticipated / The Department of National Heritage is carrying out a study to decide on a national policy for museums.
1994/10Magazine Vol. 5 No. 13 / October 1994Spring Tour 1995 / The 1995 spring tour will be to the Lake District. Visits will include Wordsworth's Rydal Mount, Muncaster Castle, Sizergh, Ruskin's house Brantwood.
1994/10Magazine Vol. 5 No. 13 / October 1994Events Diary / The main events in the winter are: Steam threshing day and "Rats and Bumfreezers"; 2 Goodwood Country Park walks led by Gary Couper; Christmas Shopping day; Tree Dressing; Carols; Trundle Country Walk led by Gary Couper; New Year opening; Charlton village walk led by Richard Pailthorpe, half-term opening; East Dean Landscape and Legend walk led by Richard Pailthorpe.
1994/10Magazine Vol. 5 No. 13 / October 19942 pictures / Southern Water Services received a Business Sponsorship Incentive Scheme Award for its support of the updated exhibition of plumbing and leadwork. A picture of Rosemary Lewis and William Cutting receiving the award from Peter Brooks MP with Chris Zeuner. Also a picture of Dave Gabbitas and Albert Peacock harvesting the Museum's crop of thatching wheat.
1994/10Magazine Vol. 5 No. 13 / October 1994Supporting the Weald and Downland Museum / Sponsors in 1994 were: Basil Shippam Trust, The Blunt Trust, The Brewers' Company, Brixton Estate Charitable Trust, Carringdale (Bognor) Ltd. , David Cover and Son Ltd. , The Drapers' Charitable Trust, Edward Hogg Charitable Trust, Esmee Fairbairn Trust, Eurotunnel, Fergus Anstruther Charitable Trust, Flexiprint Ltd. , Godington Charitable Trust, Golden Bottle Trust, Hall and Co. , Havenhope Trust, The Idlewild Trust, The Ironmongers Company, Marks & Spencer plc, The Mercers' Charitable Trust, Peter Minet Trust, Robert Keown Charitable Trust, Stride and Son (Chichester) and Tarmac Topblock
1994/10Magazine Vol. 5 No. 13 / October 1994Lick of fresh paint / Winkhurst has had a fresh coat of limewash covering the timbers and the daub.
1994/10Magazine Vol. 5 No. 13 / October 1994Lighting the way / Brian Weekes and Heather Champion have raised more than
1994/10Magazine Vol. 5 No. 13 / October 1994Open air service on the Trundle / An open air service was held om the Trundle to celebrate St Roche's day.
1994/10Magazine Vol. 5 No. 13 / October 1994Visitor numbers stabilise after disappointing start. / Visitor numbers by the beginning of September; 111,500 compared with 126,000 in 1993
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