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1990/12Bulletin / December 1990CONGRATULATIONS! / Congratulations to Chris who this week entered the portals of Buckingham Palace to receive his OBE from the Queen.
1990/12Bulletin / December 1990DRAMA AT THE MUSEUM! / Next year in August we will be hosting for a trial period, the Penny Royal Theatre. The Penny Royal originally operated from the home of Mr and Mrs John Pollock in Bosham, and enjoyed great success. It has now outgrown its location and will be coming to Singleton to occupy the yard behind Crawley Hall. Not only will the Theatre itself be very welcome, but the extended use of the Museum into Sunday evenings. Further details in due course.
1990/12Bulletin / December 1990NEWS FROM THE HAUTE CUISINE DEPARTMENT! / Roger Champion has started putting up the framework of the Sole Street catering building. The hall and service end will be up by Christmas after which Roger will continue with the repair of the crosswing.
1990/12Bulletin / December 1990BUILD UP TO THE BRICK EXHIBITION! / Bricklayers from Redlands are now engaged in building the demonstration brickwork in the Petersfield Drying Shed. The panels written by Richard Harris are now being prepared and the Exhibition is scheduled to open formally on 15th May.
1990/12Bulletin / December 1990GREEN AND FRIENDLY! / In common with many other organisations, the Museum has decided to undertake an "environmental audit". We shall be looking at all aspects of our organisation in order to see whether we can reduce consumption and whether we are using materials that are environmentally friendly. Andrew Hodby would welcome any ideas or observations.
1990/12Bulletin / December 1990OVER THE TOP! / This is the title of an exhibition in Crawley Hall of pictures by Walter Greenway illustrating methods of venting smoke etc., and other things seen above roofs. It will be open, when the Museum is open (Wednesdays, Sundays and extra days at Christmas), from 2nd December to 13th January, admission free. A simple competition based on the popularity of the individual pictures is being staged as well for a fee of
1990/12Bulletin / December 1990FULL OF THE JOYS OF SPRING! / The Friends Spring Tour to the Derbyshire area next April is fully booked with a longish waiting list.
1990/12Bulletin / December 1990MONEY, MONEY, MONEY! / The Trustees have agreed to a special fund raising initiative involving the issue of Unsecured Loan Notes. The purpose of this is to alleviate the cost of borrowing. Already a number of Trustees and others associated with the Museum are partaking in the scheme. At the beginning of next year, accompanying the Friends Newsletter full details will be circulated to everyone associated with the Museum.

If you would like advance details please apply to Chris Zeuner or Jimmy Woollings.
1990/12Bulletin / December 1990
1990/12Bulletin / December 1990APPLES! / Apple Day - a new event for next September. This will be a special day devoted to identification, information and demonstrations (and anything else you can think of) about APPLES.
1990/12Bulletin / December 1990TEMPTING THE TOURIST! / Richard Pailthorpe recently organised a very successful Tourism Forum at Goodwood House on behalf of the local tourism industry. Over 100 members of tourist attractions in the area attended.

The Forum explored relationships between the Portsmouth area and the Chichester area and concluded that there were many opportunities for better co-operation. Hopefully the Forum will lead to ACTION!
1990/12Bulletin / December 1990WELCOME! / We are very pleased to welcome Geoff King to the staff as Education Officer, jointly with the West Sussex Countryside Studies Trust at Goodwood.

Also, welcome to Pat Melhuish who takes over from me (Clare Nicoll) as Secretary to Chris Zeuner. I hope she is as happy here as I have been for the last ten years, amongst such a marvellous team of kind and friendly people. You just have to remember that if you are prepared to abandon your typewriter to chase some loose sheep, someone is quite likely to give you a hand when your car won't start! I will miss everyone tremendously, and hope that anyone coming in the Castle Howard direction will come and see us.
1990/12Bulletin / December 1990
1989/8Bulletin / August 1989(none) / Firstly, a warm welcome to John Chatterway, our new stockman, and his wife Jean. We hope they are now happily installed in Gonville Cottage.

Andrew and Jean Hodby have moved to a cottage on the West Dean Estate, and Andrew will continue his duties as before.

We also welcome Mike Tighe who has recently joined us to assist Neill Wilkins in the Mill
1989/8Bulletin / August 1989GOODWOOD RACE MEETING / On 16th June Goodwood Racecourse Ltd generously included a race at the Evening Meeting, run under the banner of the Museum, and entitled "The Weald & Downland Museum Stakes". A number of Friends attended and enjoyed the meeting, and our Chairman entertained some new sponsors for the Museum, hopefully cementing relationships with welcome supporters.

Unfortunately no-one can remember either the name of the horse or the jockey who won the race, but an Estate Agent punter who successfully backed them generously donated some of his winnings to Museum funds!
1989/8Bulletin / August 1989FRIENDS' SUMMER PARTY / This event, held on Friday 23rd June, was very well supported, and much enjoyed by the 150 Friends, Trustees, Volunteers and Staff who attended. The weather was fine, and the Ellis'es provided an excellent barbecue, whilst an enthusiastic group of musicians soon had everyone on their feet "barn dancing".
1989/8Bulletin / August 1989FRIENDS OF CHALK PITS MUSEUM and HAMPSHIRE FARM MUSEUM VISIT / On the evening of June 28th our Museum Friends entertained members of the Friends of the Chalk Pits Museum and Hampshire Farm Museum. It provided an opportunity for supporters of the three organisations to get to know each other.
1989/8Bulletin / August 1989MUSIC AT THE MUSEUM / On Saturday 8th July the Southern Early Music Forum brought five groups of performers to the Museum. Their music was enjoyed by many visitors, but sadly this event was one of the very few to suffer from rain this year.
1989/8Bulletin / August 1989AN INVITATION TO THE PALACE / The Director and his wife were recently honoured by an invitation to a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace, and on 11th July they spent an enjoyable afternoon there.
1989/8Bulletin / August 1989SCADBURY & SOLE STREET BUILDINGS / Richard Harris has been working on the timbers of these buildings, which are currently laid out in barns at Boxgrove.
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