Museum History
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1989/8Bulletin / August 1989(none) / During August it is hoped to stage demonstrations every day at the Museum. Demonstrations will range from the manufacture of replica medieval tiles to hurdle making.

The annual Junior Friends Summer School is at present underway, and much enjoyed by the 40 youngsters attending. The theme is "survival after the greenhouse effect has caused the water levels to rise", and they will build their own shelters in which they will sleep on the last night of the week!

The shop is now stocking some beautiful pewter items, based on the special pewterware commissioned for Bayleaf. In addition horn spoons and mugs are for sale, also based on those in Bayleaf. THESE WOULD MAKE EXCELLENT CHRISTMAS PRESENTS!

The dismantling of the cottages in Holloway Hill, Godalming, will start, provisionally on 4 September.

Between 4th and 8th September the Museum is hosting the Annual Conference of the Arbeitskreis fur Hausforschung, following arrangements instigated by the Vernacular Architecture Group. The Gr \\
1989/8Bulletin / August 1989RECENT SPONSORSHIP / Dalgety Agriculture
1989/8Bulletin / August 1989(none) / On 6th August Neill Wilkins, our Miller, will be jumping off Bognor Pier in aid of the Bognor Fun Bus, Children's Play Project in the Arun District. We appreciate that by the time you receive this bulletin it will be too late to sponsor Neill, but any donations following this heroic leap would be gratefully received by him for this worthy cause!
1989/8Bulletin / August 1989RARE BREEDS SHOW / On July 23rd the Rare Breeds Show took place once again. Despite the heat this was very successful, and particular thanks go to all those who set up the pens and stewarded in the car parks on that day. 4,600 visitors attended - less than last year but still to be considered an enormous success.
1989/8Bulletin / August 1989DAVID GOACHER / It is with sadness that we report the untimely death of David Goacher who died recently. David assisted every year with the Museum's harvest and threshing and worked hard for the Museum in other ways from time to time.

A number of David's local friends have asked whether it would be possible to dedicate a bench on the Museum site to his memory. This we intend to do.
1989/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 2 / March 1989Crawley Hall / Crawley Hall is now available for hire for social occasions
1989/3Bulletin / March 1989FORTHCOMING EVENTS / Thursday March 16th Executive Board Meeting
Sunday March 19th Season commences
26th/27th March Food Fair
Saturday 1st April Friends AGM - 2.30 p.m in Crawley Hall
Friday 21st April Executive Board Meeting
1989/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 2 / March 1989Food Fair / A traditional food fair will be the first event this year. F. Wilkin and Son have supported the jam competition.
1989/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 2 / March 1989Honorary Architect / John Warren, Honorary Architect since the start, has relinquished his post,
1989/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 2 / March 1989European Association of Open Air Museums' Presidency / Chris Zeuner has been appointed President of the European Association of Open Air Museums, succeeding Professor Claus Ahrens of Hamburg
1989/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 2 / March 1989Sponsorship / Sponsors last year included: Eastbourne Building Society, Portman Building Society, Nationwide Anglia Building Society, Regency Building Society, Summersdale Garage Chichester, Pearson plc. , Cyanamid of Great Britain and National Westminster Bank. This year Portsmouth Publishing and Printing Limited, Sussex County Building Society, City Garage Sales Centre of Chichester. ICI Agrochemicals, Goodrows of Chichester and Deosan Animal Health will sponsor events this year.
1989/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 2 / March 1989New "Corporate" Membership of the Friends / Commercial companies wishing to form links with the Museum are offered a "corporate" membership of the Friends for a minimum of
1989/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 2 / March 1989The Library / Jon Roberts describes the library and says that it is open every week day, but asks visitors to warn him beforehand. He also asks for relevant publications to be sent to him.
1989/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 2 / March 1989Dawn Chorus / Andy Tittensor and Ruth Tittensor will lead another dawn chorus walk
1989/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 2 / March 1989Advising on a Fort and a Theatre / Richard Harris has been offering advise to the Plimouth Plantation in Massachusetts and to the Globe Theatre Project in London.
1989/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 2 / March 1989Eric Holden / Roy Armstrong writes an obituary of Eric Holden.
1989/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 2 / March 1989Good Attendances at Special Events Last Year / Special Events were successful. Mrs Jackie Marsh won the Karova Farms Cup in the Sheepdog Trials. Tommy Sampson won a new event, timber nigging, on the Heavy Horses Day. 5,000 visitors came to the Rare Breeds Show; Patrick Garland and his wife, Alexandra Bastedo, presented the prizes. Richard Harris and the Redland Brick Company presented papers at the Exhibition of Building Conservation, which included visits to Pitsham brickyards and Cocking Sawmill. Bert Dibben threshed the Museum's corn, and the straw was loaded onto a waggon drawn by Bob Robinson's shire horses. Arthur Thompson's and Ian Dean's steam engines were used.
1989/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 2 / March 1989First day Cover / A First Day Cover using the Food and Farming stamps to be isssued on March 7th will be available. Profits will go to the Development Fund.
1989/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 2 / March 1989Islands of the Aegean / Roy Armstrong writes an article on the impact of new building techniques & materials on the different traditions of building in the different islands. [The article is not summarised, but should be read in the original]
1989/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 2 / March 1989Diary of Events - 1989 / The main events for 1989 are: Traditional Food Fair; Food and Farming Fortnight; Sheepdog Trials; Heavy Horses; Southern Early Music Forum; Rare Breeds; Opening of Brick Drying Shed; Steam Threshing etc.
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