Museum History
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1984/9Bulletin / September 1984Summer School / The second week has ended and thanks to Elizabeth Newbery and her helpers for running a most successful event, which was much appreciated by children and parents alike.
1984/9Bulletin / September 1984R.M.P. March - 12th August 1984 / Alan Waters entered for this but as he was working on that Sunday he ran the 25 miles in 3 hours and 2 minutes before coming to work. He came first out of the runners and must be congratulated on his fitness and the fine performance.
1984/9Bulletin / September 1984Friends Recruiting Campaign / This has resulted in 500 new members. The Museum is grateful to all Stewards and Friends who have promoted this scheme and to Bernard Rush for taking it under his wing.
1984/9Bulletin / September 1984University of Southampton. Adult Education / A course of 10 lecture/discussion meetings entitled "The Formation of the Landscape" is being held at the Museum from October 4th on Thursdays from 7.30 - 9.30 p.m. The Course is being run by the University and any queries should be directed to them - telephone: Southampton 559122.
1984/9Bulletin / September 1984REMINDERS / 15.9.84 - Junior Friends Meeting.
1.10.84 - F & GPC - in Granary 10.30.
1984/9Bulletin / September 1984North Cray Hall House / Congratulations to Roger Champion on the successful and exceptionally smooth re-erection of the house, assisted by Heather Champion and Simon Harper. Those who did not witness this event have missed something. John Friar will now underpin with flint and we hope to have the roof tiled shortly.
1984/9Bulletin / September 1984Raffle / The total now stands at
1984/9Bulletin / September 1984Visitor Numbers / 143,000 to the end of August compared with 129,000 for the same time last rear. After a slow start, due possibly to the later Goodwood Week, August has been the best on record since 1978 with 40,000 visitors. Although still 6,000 behind the 1982 record figure, it is over 18,000 up on the August 1981 running total.
1984/9Bulletin / September 1984Sweatshirts (For Staff, Volunteers and Committee members) / This year these will cost
1985/1Members' Magazine No. 23 / January 1985Friends Committee / Lyn Armstrong and Elsie Kessler retired from, and Mike Doran joined, the Committee, which is now: Chairman, Sir James Waddell; Treasurer, Bernard Rush; Secretary Carol Hawkins ( later Carol Brinson); Walter Greenway, Joan Brooks, Mary Hum, Ethel Buvyer, Bruce Pailthorpe, Bernard Johnson, Virginia Lyon, Eve Becher, Elizabeth Newbery. Chris Zeuner and Richard Pailthorpe are co-opted ex-officio.
1985/1Members' Magazine No. 23 / January 1985SPAB / The Technical Committee of the Society for the protection of Ancient Buildings will hold a meeting at the Museum on February 19th
1985/1Members' Magazine No. 23 / January 1985Spring Auction in Horsham / Friends are asked to donate items for sale in the auction in Horsham on April 12. "Opportunities" are welcome. eg lunch for 2 at the Horse and Groom. Contacts are Carol Hawkins (later Carol Brinson), Richard Pailthorpe and John Cann at Sotheby's Pulborough
1985/1Members' Magazine No. 23 / January 1985Reigate Site Excavation Report / David Williams has written a report on the excavation covering the site of the Reigate House, the remains of a malting kiln and similar structures from the curtilege. Richard Harris's short summary of the building is included in the report. Offprints are available in the shop.
1985/1Members' Magazine No. 23 / January 1985Dates for 1985 / Major events in 1985 are Cavalcade of Costume in February; Auction in Horsham in April; Friends' Field Trip to Kent in April; Country Fair in June; Area Museum Service for South East England travelling exhibition on Victorian Tiles in June; Rare Breeds Display and Show in July; Autumn Ploughing and Threshing in October
1985/1Members' Magazine No. 23 / January 1985Education Programme / On February 14 there will be a reception for teachers to introduce them to the wealth of material available here. On March 13 there will be a seminar for teachers with speakers Chris Zeuner and Kim Leslie.
Elizabeth Newbery's new teachers' sheets will be available in a teachers' pack.
1985/1Members' Magazine No. 23 / January 1985North Cray / A picture of North Cray bqeing tiled by A Booker and Son.
1985/1Members' Magazine No. 23 / January 1985Museum Officers at Seminars / The Museum's Chairman, David Biart, was a speaker at an Association of Independent Museums on "How to be a Good Trustee"
Chris Zeuner was a speaker at a weekend course on historic farm buildings for the University of Oxford Department for External Studies.
1985/1Members' Magazine No. 23 / January 1985High Visitor Numbers for 1984 / 1984 was close to a record with 179,000 visitors. The shop showed an improvement from 42p per visitor in 1983 to 52p per visitor. Keith Bickmore is Senior Warden and runs the shop.
1985/1Members' Magazine No. 23 / January 1985More Books for the Library / The library thanks Friends who supplied books. Mrs Garstang sent two copies of the Oxford English Dictionary and Lord Watkinson several books, including a rare antique book with illustrations of 19th century buildings.
1985/1Members' Magazine No. 23 / January 1985Lime seminar / John Ashurst will be leading a seminar on lime in January.
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