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1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Events Diary 1993 / Main events in 1993 will be: Traditional Food Fair, Craft Fair, Wool and Wood Day, Heavy Horses, Children's Activity weekend, Novice Sheepdog Trials, Steam Threshing etc.
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Sotheby's advisory and valuation day. / Sotheby's will be conducting an advisory and valuation day on site on May 28th
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Expanding our cookies / Bartley Mill in Frant East Sussex are producing new biscuits using our flour.
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Evening of early music and dinner / St Peter's Singers will be presenting a programme of madrigals followed by dinner in Sole Street on July 3rd
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Gardens open in Slindon / Timbers, School Hill and St Richards House, Top Road, in Slindon will be open to the public on April 10th
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993The World of nature - music and images in consort / David Purslow is showing nature and landscape slides accompanied by classical music in the Assembly Rooms on March 18th
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Letter from the Chairman of the Friends / Virginia Lyon Reports several events for Friends: visits to Painshill Park, Shulbrede Priory and Lincoln, run by Carol Hawkins (later Carol Brinson); story telling by Tim Bowley, a talk by John Eyre on Uppark; James Lane and Cathy Lane gave us dinner at Gospel Green and Debbie Wigmore organised a Teddy Bears Picnic for the Junior Friends; Simon Brett spoke after dinner in Slindon; Joan Brooks ran a produce stall; Mary Hum and Ruth Stock have left the Committee
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Visit to St Mark's Bramber / A guided tour of St Mary's Bramber will be led by Peter Thorogood and Roger Linton on June 15th
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Developments at Goodwood Country Park / The Goodwood Country Park involves the Goodwood Estate and the Museum. It is managed by the Sussex Downs Conservation Board, and has Gary Couper as a ranger, Richard Pailthorpe organised a series of guided walks. A major element invoves the rebuilding of Seven Points House.
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Cecil Waters at the Causeway Brick Works / Cecil Waters came to Petersfield in 1924 when his father became foreman at Larcombe's brickworks, and took over from his father as foreman. He describes the work in detail. An article by Jean Pritchard.
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Horse-power on the South Downs / The Society of Sussex Downsmen are clearing woodland from bronze age tumuli and cross dykes alongside the South Downs way. on Heyshott Down. Peter Albon suggested to Simon Thomas that the Museum's working horses should help in the clearance. Chris Zeuner approved.
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993USA Open Air Museums study tour / Richard Pailthorpe organised a study tour to the USA in the autumn, with people from Open Air Museums in Norway, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, England and Wales. They visited Old Stourbridge Village, Plimouth Plantation, Mystic Seaport, the Hancock Shaker Village, the Farmers' Museum at Cooperstown, the Hudson Valley, Bethlehem, Hagley Museum, Longwood Gardens, Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC, Mount Vernon and Williamsburg.
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Livestock at the Museum / Sheep: our flock of Southdowns continue to thrive, and will be joined by some Romneys. Pigs: two breeding Tamworth wll be kept near Bayleaf; Chris Zeuner and Diana Zeuner have a Gloucestershire Old Spot sow, which will produce piglets for the Toll Cottage. Poultry: a flock of Dorkings will be re-established. Cattle: two breeding Sussex cows will be kept. Horses: William owned by Chris Zeuner and Diana Zeuner will continue with light work; Jim is ideal for working among the public; Rosy is likely to be sold. Peter Albon is in charge of the livestock.
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Picture / A picture of Mick Betsworth dressing Chilmark stone for Reigate.
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Mill works / Maintenance work on Lurgashall Mill continued this year with the replacement of many boards in the penstock. The work was undertaken by Robert Demaus
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Educational services at the Weald and Downland Museum / An important objective of the Museum is to increase people's information about the value of our buuldings. The buildings and the interpreters play their part. and our special events are designed to be informative. 35,000 schoolchildren visit yearly and Geoff King meets as many school parties as possible. We also have courses and seminars. Our partnership with Bournemouth University and Weymouth College adds to our profile. Questions from historic building owners are answered; the library is available, and our publications all play their part. Some examples of the work done are given with reference to Chris Zeuner, Richard Harris, Richard Pailthorpe and Geoff King.
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993European Home / The European Home Exhibition moved to Avoncroft Museum of Buildings and the Museum of East Anglian Life and is now touring Scotland.
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Visitor Numbers Down / The total number of visitors in 1992 was 151,000, a disappointing number compared with 172,000 in 1991 and 163,000 in 1990
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Longport House offers the Museum new opportunities / Chris Zeuner reports on the plan for Longport House: its location in the centre of the car parks; the shop on the ground floor, storage for the shop in the wing; the offices on the first floor. The Lavant House will house the library, releasing Crawley Hall for greater public access. Eurotunnel will contribute to the cost as part of its commitment to re-erect the house; the PRISM Fund has offered a grant of
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Fund-raising efforts go underground! / Chris Zeuner will undertake a sponsored walk through the Eurotunnel. Sponsors wanted
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