Museum History
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1984/3Members' Magazine No. 21 / March 1984To all Stewards from Doug and Marjorie Bryant / Doug and Marjorie Bryant, who are retiring, thank all the stewards
1984/3Members' Magazine No. 21 / March 1984Catering / Jan Pack has left the Museum. Her place running the catering will be taken over by Mr. & Mrs. David Fry
1984/3Members' Magazine No. 21 / March 1984New Acquisitions / Mr Charles Lucas of Warnham Court Farm has donated a mill and roller. This was steam driven by a belt driven pulley, and used for milling food for the farm animals.
The Southern Water Authority has donated a bench saw and engine with the shed in which it was housed. This came form Allington, Maidstone.
The Museum has acquired a timber carriage, millwrighting tools used by Mr Lee of Midhurst and a galvanised bucket for the Catherington treadwheel.
1984/3Members' Magazine No. 21 / March 1984Exhibition by Gordon Beningfield / Gordon Beningfield will produce three paintings of the Museum, including one of Bayleaf which will have a limited edition of 250 prints. He will talk about his book "Hardy Country" at a preview of his work, and Robert Gittings will read some of Hardy's poems.
Exhibitions called "Portraits of Craftsmen" of photos by Adrian Ford, and "The Joy of Craftsmen" including tools from the collection of Edward and Cecilia Audsley will be staged in Asugust and October.
1984/3Members' Magazine No. 21 / March 1984Timber Festival / There will be a Timber Festival at the Museum in July
1984/3Members' Magazine No. 21 / March 1984Medieval Players Visit the Museum / The Medieval Players, a touring company based on travelling troupes of the late middle ages, will visit the Museum in June.
1984/3Members' Magazine No. 21 / March 1984Martin Bossom / Martin Bossom will leave the staff in April. His successor will be Gary Browning
1984/3Members' Magazine No. 21 / March 1984Snippets / Two Sussex oxen, Weald and Downland, have been acquired from Mr P Cleary.
The Friends have given grants for a two way radio system and some small interpretation boards.
The Heavy Horse Show will be repeated.
Whiteheads have again offered an interest free loan to help with the guide book.
The Museum will take its restored timber carriage and timber bob to the South of England Show at Ardingly
Robert Demaus is engaged to Jacqueline Watts of Wickham.
The Autumn Activities Weekend was a success.
The hornbeams above the Woodlands Exhibition are being pollarded.
Phil Mead will continue to demonstrate plumbing techniques in Court Barn.
Richard Pailthorpe and Walter Greenway appeared on Channel 4's Treasure Hunt.
1984/3Members' Magazine No. 21 / March 1984Site Road and the Toll Cottage / The main route through the Museum will now run through the market square area.
The Toll Cottage Gates, made by Jim Cartmel, will be hung; Kim Leslie's exhibition will be in place inside the Toll Cottage; both in time for next season.
1984/3Members' Magazine No. 21 / March 1984Pig Sty / A late 19th century timber-framed pig sty from Coultershaw has been given by the Petworth estate. It is being restored by David Kemp, Walter Greenway, John Munro-Thompson, Jack Tregear and Paul Whitbread
1984/3Members' Magazine No. 21 / March 1984Letter from the Chairman of the Friends - Sir James Waddell / Sir James Waddell reports that the Friends have contributed
1984/3Members' Magazine No. 21 / March 1984New Assistant Warden / Cdr. Jimmy Redrobe will assist Keith Bickmore as Warden
1984/3Members' Magazine No. 21 / March 1984Country Fair - May 19 / There will be another Country Fair in May. Produce stall run by Joan Brooks, Mary Hum and Ethel Buvyer, Plant stall by Elsie Kessler, Tombola by Walter Greenway and Richard Pailthorpe, and book stall by Eve Becher.
1984/3Members' Magazine No. 21 / March 1984Grand Draw for 1984 / After the success of the last Grand Draw, which raised
1984/3Members' Magazine No. 21 / March 1984Museum's First Summer Workshop / Richard Harris is organising a four-week summer workshop for about 8 participants. Subject days will be devoted to materials and lectures; fieldwork days will involve visiting buildings, including measuring and drawing.
1984/4Bulletin / April 1984Catering / The concession has been given to Mr & Mrs David Fry of Wittering. They will be on site as from 1 April.
1984/4Bulletin / April 1984Mill pond / The banks have been re-grassed.
1984/4Bulletin / April 1984Junior Friends / A successful first meeting took place on 24 March. 40 members attended in spite of the heavy rain and we received good reports from several sources.
1984/4Bulletin / April 1984Stweards briefing / This was well attended and it was encouraging to see some new faces among the stalwarts. As always it must be said that without volunteers the Museum would be in trouble.
1984/4Bulletin / April 1984Walkie Talkies [radios] / These have arrived and are now in use.
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