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1987/2Bulletin / February 1987Museum's 20th Birthday / On SATURDAY JULY 18th we shall be holding a Birthday Party at the Museum to celebrate 20 years of progress. Make a note of the date.
1987/2Bulletin / February 1987Librarian / After many years as Hon. Librarian Mrs Hallam has decided that the time has come for her to retire from this post. She has been the main force in developing the library as a useful part of the Museum's service and her contribution is much appreciated.

Following this news it has been decided that the time has come for a full time post to be created with responsibility for the library and for the collections held by the Museum. This post is shortly to be advertised. Its title will be Keeper of the Collections. Full Job description can be seen at the Museum Office.
1987/2Bulletin / February 1987The Chairman / Sadly we have to announce that David Biart will be retiring as Chairman of the Museum at the next AGM. David will be retiring early from his legal practice in Chichester and going to live in Canada. David looked after the affairs of the Museum at an important stage seeing the committees through the recent reorganisation.
We are sorry to see him go.

For the present Sir James Waddell will be acting Chairman, and the Trustees will appoint a new Chairman at their meeting in June.
1987/2Bulletin / February 1987(none) / Following a gap during the Winter months we are now re-introducing the Monthly Bulletin as a way of keeping you all informed of what is going on.

If you have information that you think should be included in the Bulletin please let Doreen know.
1987/2Bulletin / February 1987Research Assistant / As part of the preparation work for the Bayleaf project Mrs Jackie Demaus will be working as research assistant to Richard Harris for 6 months as from the early part of April.
Jackie is an Architect currently working in a practice in Chichester.
She is married to Robert Demaus who runs the Mill. Robert is in his final year training in Engineering.
1987/2Bulletin / February 1987Fund raising / The following grants and donations have been received..

Idlewild Trust
1987/2Bulletin / February 1987The main events of the year are; / May 3rd Novice Sheep Dog Trials
May 17th 'Tools of the Trade'
June 14th Heavy Horses
June 20th to July 19th Map Making Exhibition
June 25th Weald and Downland Museum Stakes Goodwood Races
July 18th 20th Birthday Party
July 19th Show for Rare Breeds
August 17th Re-erection of Cowfold. (Prov)
October 5th Exhibition 'The Classic Slum'
October 24th/25th Steam Threshing and Ploughing.
A pair of steam ploughing engines will be present this year.
Sponsored by Ace Packaging of Chichester.
1987/3Magazine Vol. 2 No. 28 / March 1987Staff Changes / Marjorie Hallam is retiring. A new post, Keeper of the Collection, will be made and advertised, Heather Champion will work part time from April 1st. John Williams is the new Assistant Warden. Jackie Demaus will be Research Assistant to Richard Harris, Neil Wilkins will leave next year.
1987/3Magazine Vol. 2 No. 28 / March 1987Three Tax Saving Ways to Help the Museum / Carol Hawkins (later Carol Brinson) describes three ways of inceasing your contribution to the funds through tax allowances. Payroll Deduction Scheme, Deed of Covenant and Legacies. [For details see original]
1987/3Magazine Vol. 2 No. 28 / March 1987Vice Chairmanship of the Friends / Walter Greenway retires as Vice-Chairman, replaced by Virginia Lyon. He remains a Trustee
1987/3Magazine Vol. 2 No. 28 / March 1987Projects for 1987 / Horsham/Reigate Project. Neil Wilkins, Albert Peacock and Gary Browning have battened and daubed Horsham Shop. The Reigate House has been repaired by Peter McCurdy, and will be re-erected after Easter,
Bayleaf. Rolger Champion is repairing the Cowfold Barn. Alan Waters is erecting the fences. The winter "Tuesday Gang" have been dismantling a cattle shed at Redvins.
Toll Cottage. The inner room, designed by Margaret Williams, will be furnished in time for the season. A mannekin will be installed in the carpenter's shop.
Watersfield Stable. Roger Champion fitted out the stable, and William, the cart horse, and Champers, his Shetland companion, are housed there.
1987/3Magazine Vol. 2 No. 28 / March 1987Winkhurst Farm: How it Developed / Roger Champion has repaired Winkhurst and Richard Harris gives a history of its development in 5 stages: 1 It was built up against a building to the South, with its access at both levels from that building, and another building was erected on the West side; 2 Access to both levels was altered to the West side, through a door at the ground level, and an opening direct to stairs to the upper level; 3 (Tenuous!) The West half of the open bay was floored; 4 Massive chimney stack inserted in the Western half of the open bay; 5 The stairs were moved to the North East corner of the closed bay. [This is my interpretation. It is advisable to see the original report]
1987/3Magazine Vol. 2 No. 28 / March 1987The Museum Appraises its Policy / Chtris Zeuner has written a report on the developments for the next 15 years.
Since the shop and entrance arrangements should be combined close to the car park, Hambrook Barn will house the entrance facility and the shop; the office will be moved to Crawley Hall ground floor; the library will move to Lavant. More attentrion must be paid to conservation of the collection. The recreational facilities of the Museum are self-financing, but education needs financial support. The aim should not be to increase visitor numbers too much. Car parking up to 20% higher is possible. A professional study of catering should be undertaken.
1987/3Magazine Vol. 2 No. 28 / March 1987New Guidebook / Richard Harris has revised and updated the Guidebook. It will be published in May.
1987/3Magazine Vol. 2 No. 28 / March 1987Fund Raising / Grants received in the winter: Idlewiild Trust,
1987/3Magazine Vol. 2 No. 28 / March 1987David Biart / David Biart is retiring as Chairman and emigrating to Canada. Sir James Waddell will act as Chairman until June.
1987/9SBC Minutes / 10 September 1987Tree Planting & Other Landscaping 1987/88 / The Director explained that there was an immediate need for tree planting. The landscaping of the park, not necessarily within the Museum site, was currently being reviewed, and because of the close association the Museum had with West Dean Estate, the Museum was taking an active part in its planning. The Director pointed out particular areas requiring attention, in particular the line of trees opposite Gonville Cottage. He suggested that this avenue be replanted further eastwards. The horse chestnuts surrounding Gonville Cottage were not healthy and replanting should be considered in that area also. Other horse chestnuts dotted around the site should be considered as having a limited life, and therefore replanting should be considered well before felling was necessary. The Director then explained that the fence surrounding Greenways was nearing the end of its life, and hedging was suggested as an alternative. He suggested that a mixed species hedge was la \\
1987/9Magazine Vol. 2 No. 29 / September 1987Toll Cottage & Carpenter's Shop / Two rooms settings have beeen completed by Margaret Williams-Ball in the Toll Cottage and Windlesham Carpenter's Shop.
1987/9Magazine Vol. 2 No. 29 / September 1987Nineteenth Century Semi-Detached Cottage Rescued by Museum / Richatrd Harris describes a mid-nineteenth pair of semi-detached weather-boarded cottages dismantled in Ashtead. , and brought to the Museum in May, thanks to Hyde Development Ltd, the owners.
1987/9Magazine Vol. 2 No. 29 / September 1987ICI Gives
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