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1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993The dismantling of Longport House / Richard Harris on Longport House under several headings: its interpretation, the people involved in the dismantling and the discoveries during the dismantling, Particular mention is made of the Canterbury Archaeological Trust, Roger Champion, Paul Bennett, Chris Zeuner, John Boulden; and of a 17th century 24 inch ruler, fragments of grave markers, a small silver plate with the inscription "This timepiece together with a purse of money was on 18th January 1872 presented to Sergeant George Elwick by members and friends of the 20th Lincolnshire Rifle Volunteers".
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Picture / A picture of the dismantling of Longport
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993Sponsorship / Carringdale (Bognor) Ltd. is sponsoring our publicity leaflet; Portsmouth Publishing & Printing plc is sposoring the Traditional food Fair and the rare Breeds; New sponsors are Wakeford Hotels in Worthing and Colorama at Whitby's in Chichester
1993/3Magazine Vol. 4 No. 10 / March 1993The Joint Centre for Heritage Conservation and Management. / The programme of courses for 1993 courses of the Joint Centre for Heritage Conservation and Management: 3 courses at Bournemouth University; 6 at Weymouth College; 3 at the Lime Centree, Morestead; some open days at the Centre for the Conservation of the Built Environment, Burseldon; 6 courses at the Museum.
1993/10Magazine Vol. 3 No. 11 / October 1993Longport House Building Work Goes Ahead / Preparatory work for rebuilding Longport will take place in the winter. Roger Champion began work on the timber in late summer.
1993/10Magazine Vol. 3 No. 11 / October 1993Christopher Fry speaks at Slindon Luncheon / Christopher Fry will be the speaker at the luncheon in Coronation Hall in Slindon in November.
1993/10Magazine Vol. 3 No. 11 / October 19931994 Friends Subscriptions / The Friends subscriptions from 1994 will be: ordinary,
1993/10Magazine Vol. 3 No. 11 / October 1993Picture / A picture of Dave Gabbitas and Albert Peacock cutting thatching straw using a Fordson tractor
1993/10Magazine Vol. 3 No. 11 / October 1993Friends Spring Tour / The 1994 Spring Tour will be to Plymouth. Places to visit: Morewellham Quay; National Shire Horses Centre; Saltram House; Buckland Abbey; Overbeck Gardens; Salcombe; Compton Castle; Bowhill; a 15th century mansion in Exeter; Cotehele; Dartmouth.
1993/10Magazine Vol. 3 No. 11 / October 1993Friends to hold annual conference / Carol Hawkins (later Carol Brinson) will retire as Friends'Secretary. Jean Piggott will replace her.
1993/10Magazine Vol. 3 No. 11 / October 1993Staff Changes / Sue Wardle has joined the staff to work with Pat Melhuish. Ann Alan, Jean Piggott and Gaye Maclaren have also worked in the office.
1993/10Magazine Vol. 3 No. 11 / October 1993Czech Musicians' Visit / The Museum hosted a visit from the Polajka Folklore Group of the Wallachian Open Air Museum at Roznov
1993/10Magazine Vol. 3 No. 11 / October 1993Two new books published / The Museum is joint publisher of "A Time There Was" by Phoebe Somers, based on her articles in the West Sussex Gazette, and a recipe book by Maggie Black, a food historian.
1993/10Magazine Vol. 3 No. 11 / October 1993Geoff Kent / Geoff Kent who was a dedicated member of the staff and a volunteer has died.
1993/10Magazine Vol. 3 No. 11 / October 1993High Quality Special Events / The Traditional Food Fair was sponsored by the Observer Series; highlight was David Doble making cheese. Virginia Lyon organised a Craft Fiar complemented by an exhibition from the Guild of Sussex Craftsmen; Michelle Green organised a display of spinning and weaving. The Chichester Tractors Ltd sponsored the skills test on the Heavy Horses day. Andrew Robertshaw led a History Re-enactment Workshop in Pendean. Pigs were allowed back to the Rare Breeds show after a two year absence; classes at this show were sponsored by West Sussex Gazette, SCATS, National Westminster Bank, Cyanamid, Stride & Son, Colorama, International Distillers and Vintners UK Ltd. and Wakeford Hotels of Worthing.
1993/10Magazine Vol. 3 No. 11 / October 1993Volunteers help with the collections / . Volunteers who have helped Bob Powell with the care and management of the collection include: Nigel Westacott, Octavia Heywood Kenney, Peter Stock, Phil Willis, Geoff Busbridge, Brenda Cockburn, John Herniman and his crew. John Hosking of East Harting Farm has given the Museum a barn threshhold. Mr Pitt of Rowlands Castle has given some books. Bernard Johnson gave a cleft and woven oak spale basket. We also received a Sussex waggon.
1993/10Magazine Vol. 3 No. 11 / October 1993Good attendances herald buoyant year for Museum / By the beginning of September we had 5,000 more visitors than in 1992
1993/10Magazine Vol. 3 No. 11 / October 1993Specialist skills courses / Specialist courses were run this year as part of the work of the Joint Centre for Heritage Conservation and Management. Richard Harris, Alan Waters and Tim Wade led courses. A Chalk Grassland Seminar was held in conjunction with West Sussex County Council and Sussex Downs Conservation Board, and a workshop on Historic Leadwork was held with Chichester College of Arts, Science and Technology and the Joint Centre
1993/10Magazine Vol. 3 No. 11 / October 1993Straw plaiting / Virginia Lyon has introduced straw plaiting as a demonstration following a meeting with Veronica Main of the Luton Museum.
1993/10Magazine Vol. 3 No. 11 / October 1993Friends Produce Stall / Joan Brooks will be running a produce stall at the Steam Threshing weekend.
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