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1990/9News Update Vol. 3 No. 5 / September 1990Open House / Friends enjoyed their visit to Martin Caroe's house
1990/9News Update Vol. 3 No. 5 / September 1990All Creatures Great and Small / On August Bank Holiday there will be a display by craftsmen producing items representing animals and birds in all media
1990/9News Update Vol. 3 No. 5 / September 1990New Officers fro the Friends Committee / Virginia Lyon has taken over Chairmanship of the Friends Committee from Sir James Waddell. Bruce Pailthorpe is the new Vice-Chairman. The other members are: Secretary, Carol Hawkins (later Carol Brinson), Treasurer Mike Doran; Peter Vincent, Kathryn Gunns, John Hutson, Bernard Rush, John Eyre, Mary Hum, Stan Snow, Ethel Buvyer, Ann Allen and Colin Sharman. Walter Greenway, Richard Pailthorpe and Chris Zeuner are co-opted members.
1990/9News Update Vol. 3 No. 5 / September 1990Making Wattles in London / Alan Waters spent several days making wattle for the Museum of London, which wants an arbour for its roses in its Exhibition of the History of Gardening.
1990/9News Update Vol. 3 No. 5 / September 1990Visitor Numbers dip Mid-Season / At the mid-way point the visitor numbers were 15% down on last year. The Brick Drying Shed is being built by Paul Russell and John Winterbottom, partly funded by Seaward Homes. The Exhibition in the shed is being designed by Richard Harris and partly funded by Redland Bricks. Roger Champion is working on the timbers of the Aisled Hall from Sole Street. Plans for its building have been developed by Charlie Hughes of Miller Hughes Associates. Robert Demaus will work on the Lurgashall mill in the winter
1990/9News Update Vol. 3 No. 5 / September 1990Interpretation at Bayleaf / Thelma Jack and her assistants are successful in their interpretation of Bayleaf to visitors. The audio tour presented by Time Machine is also available there.
1990/9News Update Vol. 3 No. 5 / September 1990Friends make Record Donation to the museum / Last year the Friends donated
1990/9News Update Vol. 3 No. 5 / September 1990Over the Top / Walter Greenway's quiz this year will be about disposal of smoke.
1990/9News Update Vol. 3 No. 5 / September 1990Fund-raising Lunches Planned / The Friends Committee is organising fund-raising lunches in the Coronation Hall in Slindon.
1990/9News Update Vol. 3 No. 5 / September 1990Picture / A picture of Neil MacGregor-Wood commentating at the rare Breeds Show.
1990/9News Update Vol. 3 No. 5 / September 1990Chris Zeuner Awarded the OBE / Chris Zeuner has been awarded the OBE
1990/9News Update Vol. 3 No. 5 / September 1990Changes in the Museum's Executive Board / Jimmy Woollings is retiring as Secretary and Treasurer of the Executive Board, and is the new Vice Chairman. Mike Roberts is Secretary, and Derek Bandey is Treasurer.
1990/9News Update Vol. 3 No. 5 / September 1990Charcoal Production / Alan Waters has had great demands for charcoal, and has managed to refurbish the charcoal camp, assisted by Chris Orchard
1990/9News Update Vol. 3 No. 5 / September 1990Friends' Spring Tour 11 - 15 April 1991 / The Friends' Spring tour in 1991 will be to the Middle Shires of England with Sheffield as its base. Places to visit: Hardwick Hall, Haddon Hall, National Stone Centre. Contact Carol Hawkins (later Carol Brinson)
1990/8Bulletin / August 1990WELCOME! / Welcome to Bob Powell, our new Curator, who is now in post.

We also extend a welcome to Frank Knight, our new Assistant Warden, who is now assisting Keith Bickmore and adding greatly to the smooth running of the daily openings.
1990/8Bulletin / August 1990DATES FOR THE DIARY: / Board Meeting Wednesday 29th August
Deserted Medieval Villages by Fred Aldsworth Wednesday 12th September
English Brickwork by Dr Brunskill Saturday 6th October
Trustees' Meeting Monday 8th October

** Please note that the two lectures are sold out, but nearer the dates it is always possible that we might have some "returns".
1990/8Bulletin / August 1990TRUSTEES' ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - CHANGE IN OFFICERS / Mr Derek Bandey takes over as Honorary Treasurer from Mr Jimmy Woollings, who becomes Vice-Chairman.
1990/8Bulletin / August 1990(none) / This year sees a new direction in "Museum Publicity" - during August a television advertisement has been arranged which we hope will assist in lifting August numbers which have shown a slight decline over the last few years. TV advertising is expensive, and the advertisement is quite short. We will be surveying visitors' reactions in order to see if we can measure results. This survey work will be done by Gary Hodnett, who has previously spent time at the Museum on work experience from the Tourism Course at the College of Technology in Chichester.

Our Director has recently returned from two weeks in Russia, in his capacity as President of the Association of European Open Air Museums. We are looking forward to a presentation of the slides he took on his travels and a description of his experiences, in the Autumn.

The Museum recently welcomed a delegation of three members of open air museums in Estonia who were on a tour of the British Isles as guests of the Ulster Folk and Transport Museu \\
1990/6Bulletin / June 1990ADDITIONS TO OUR ARTIFACT COLLECTIONS / The Museum has acquired the contents of a cottage in East Dean belonging to the late Mr Dick Wilson. The contents of this cottage provide the Museum with a fine opportunity to furnish a 19th century house in the future. One possibility might be the furnishing of one of the cottages from Ashtead. The collection includes small items as well as furniture, but one of the most interesting parts of this collection is the game larder. This is a small building that stood behind the house which was occupied by a gamekeeper. It was used for temporary storage of pheasants and other game after a day's shooting in Charlton Forest. It is currently standing in the car park but will be moved to store shortly.
1990/6Bulletin / June 1990PETERSFIELD DRYING SHED / This building is now completed. Paul Russell and John Winterbottom should be congratulated on a fine job. The building is a significant addition to the site, particularly when viewed from Greenways Field or the bank by the Mill. Richard Harris is well advanced with plans for the Brick Exhibition. Redland Brick Company will be providing the materials for construction of exhibits.
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