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1990/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 4 / March 1990The Aisled Hall from Sole Street / Richard Harris reports on the state of the Aisled Hall from Sole Street. Aisled halls were fairly common in the South-East. Fortunately both aisles survived including the heavily sooted arcade posts, which unfortunately, not being of oak, crumbled during removal. At some stage the service end was replaced by a two bay cross wing jettied at the end of the building. At some stage it was converted into two cottages.
1990/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 4 / March 1990Bayleaf Interpretation / A tape tour of Bayleaf has been been produced by Stephen Weeks of the Time Machine. Roger Champion is preparing a file giving details of the replica furniture.
1990/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 4 / March 1990Sponsorship of Special Events / The Special Events play a great part in boosting visitor numbers. Sponsorship helps here, sponsors include: Portsmouth Publishing and Printing Company, West Sussex Gazette, Sussex County Building Society, Nationwide Anglia Building Society, Karova Farms, Goodrowes of Chichester, Bristol and West Building Society, Hill Samuel, F Wilkins and Sons, Regency and West of England Building Society, National Westminster Bank and Humberts.
1990/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 4 / March 1990Gunsmith's Purchase Museum's Charcoal / Museum charcoal is being used by James Purdy and Sons for producing the blue colour of parts of their guns.
1990/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 4 / March 1990Hangleton Cottage Garden / Another garden is being planned for Hangleton
1990/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 4 / March 1990Brick Drying Shed from the Causeway, Petersfield / Paul Russell and John Winterbottom expect have the framework of the brick drying shed ready by Easter. The Shed has been sponsored by Seaward Homes, and the exhibition being prepared by Richard Harris is sponsored by Redland Brick Company.
1990/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 4 / March 1990Dual use for the Aisled Hall from Sole Street / The timbers rescued from aisled hall from Sole Street are fragmentary and in poor repair. Work is starting on their repair, so that it can replace the temporary marquee used by the caf
1990/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 4 / March 1990Globetrotting . . . A journey to Northern India / Richard Hunt is organising a journey to Northern India in February/March. Contact Richard Hunt or Carol Hawkins (later Carol Brinson)
1990/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 4 / March 1990The Landscaping of West Dean Park / The Trustees of the Edward James Foundation have decided on a major replanting of West Dean Park. Elizabeth Banks has reported on a plan by Tim Heymann and Ivan Hicks, which involves some planting on the edges of the Museum site.
1990/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 4 / March 1990The January Storm / The storm in January damaged the roofs and trees on the site. Court and Hambrook Barns will need repairs. The plaster panels in Reigate were cracked and the Pevensey Wind Pump 's buck was removed to avoid further damage. , The tiled roofs were repaired by our staff, and thatchers Crowther and Tomkins arrived on site the day after the storm.
1990/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 4 / March 1990Dawn Chorus / Bob Holman will lead a Dawn Chorus Walk in May
1990/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 4 / March 1990Lurgashall Mill Singleton - New Recipe Bookl / Neil Wilkins advertises a recipe book based on stone ground flour. Rachel Ellis helped
1990/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 4 / March 19905-7 Holloway Hill, Godalming / Richard Harris describes the Godalming building dismantled last year. It started as a 16th century timber framed house with a chimney stack. Several changes took place including refacing the front with Bargate stone. If planning permission is granted it is intended to rebuild it with its Bargate stone front, but the interior in its 17th century state, using one half of the building as offices.
1990/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 4 / March 1990High Profile for Museum in the Media / A major feature in the year's success was good press and media coverage. The Caravan played a vital part.
1990/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 4 / March 1990The Museum wins the Times/Shell Community Museum of the Year Award 1989 / The Museum won the Times/Shell Community Museum of the Year Award in 1989 with a cheque for
1990/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 4 / March 19901989 - Best Ever Year for Visitors / 1989 was the best ever year for visitors with 23,000 more than 1988. Several rasons are adduced: the British Food and Farming Year; the opening of Bayleaf Farmstead and the History of Farming Exhibition; the Traditional Food Fair; Food and Farming Fortnight, sponsored by F. Wilkin, with Katie Stewart presenting the prizes; Patrick Garland's production of "The Greenwood Tree"; the Wool to Shawl Day, with John Dewey and Roger Lindley shearing and Michelle Green spinning; Heavy Horses; Rare Breeds; and the Autumn Activities weekend.
1990/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 4 / March 1990Guild of Sussex Craftsmen / The Guild of Sussex Craftsmen will be on site in May
1990/3SBC Minutes / 1 March 1990Site for Godalming (Holloway Hill Cottages) / (Discussed in the absence of Richard Harris and Roy Armstrong who had left the meeting to attempt to persuade the Director to return). The Chairman felt that the suggested siting was appropriate, bearing in mind access required for the Office. However, John Warren preferred to see the building moved by its length again nearer to the Market Square, thus maintaining the view from Hambrook Barn towards the lake. The Chairman had looked at the possibility of siting the building on the opposite side of the track, giving the best advantage of access to the office from the Museum entrance. Roger Champion explained that by reversing the building the most unsuitable side would be exposed to the weather. This was felt to be the overruling factor. The Chairman would ask the Director to alter the siting accordingly.
1990/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 4 / March 1990Visit to Chalk Pits Musuem / The Chalk Pits Museum at Amberley is inviting our Friends to visit it in June. Contact Carol Hawkins (later Carol Brinson)
1990/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 4 / March 1990Friends Covenants / Please all sign covenants, but note that in future the person who signs the covenant must be a taxpayer. This may affect a married couple.
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