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1987/9Magazine Vol. 2 No. 29 / September 1987Bayleaf Project Under Way / The Foundations for the Cowfold Barn and Redvins cattle sheds have been laid. Paul Russell is repairing the cattle sheds from Redvins. Jackie Demaus is working on research for the Farming Exhibition. Alan Waters has been constructing the fences and Sylvia Landsberg's proposals for the garden are complete. The re-erection of Cowfold Barn has been delayed.
1987/9Magazine Vol. 2 No. 29 / September 1987Twentieth Anniversity celebrations. / The 20th anniversary was celebrated with a party in Market Square. A team of ten from ages 10 to 75 represented the Museum at the Chichester march, raising
1987/9Magazine Vol. 2 No. 29 / September 1987Race Meeting / A number of Friends went to the evening race meeting at Goodwood, which included the Weald and Downland Museum Stakes. It was spoilt by bad weather.
1987/9Magazine Vol. 2 No. 29 / September 1987Jigger Wheels restored / A pair of jigger wheels used for hauling large butts of timber, which came from Nurstead House, have been restored by Keith Randall.
1987/9SBC Minutes / 10 September 1987Great Bookham forge / The Director reported that the Museum had been offered an old forge in Great Bookham which had associations with wheelwrighting. He felt it an ideal building in which to display part of the Plewis Collection. Additionally, the present forge on the Museum site was extremely difficult to use for demonstration purposes. This second building could be sited to compliment the existing forge. The Director recommended acceptance of this building.
1987/9SBC Minutes / 10 September 1987Entrance Arrangements / The Director reported that proposals for reorganising the entrance facilities had fallen into disarray following the reactions of the volunteers at two meetings held recently to present suggestions. In particular the volunteers had reacted against proposals to remove the shop to Hambrook Barn, and pedestrianisation of admission. It was considered important to take seriously the reaction of volunteers. Readjustment of the car parking arrangements would go ahead, and plans for relocation of the shop and ticket kiosks would be reconsidered. The Director recommended consideration of a modern farm building to accommodate the shop and entrance facilities. The Chairman suggested that the volunteers should be advised that the matter was still under consideration.
1987/9SBC Minutes / 10 September 1987Reigate/Horsham / Richard Harris reported: The frame had been successfully re-erected by McCurdy & Co, and the link connection carried out by Bookers. However, a large number of tasks remained to be done including the stonework of the basement and the chimney. As previously agreed Chilmark stone had been chosen in place of Reigate stone, and all exterior walls and surfaces of chimney walls would be made of Chilmark. In the basement it was intended to construct one wall of Upper Greenstone and other three of blockwork, plastered and painted. A staircase to the attic was planned, involving the use of painted timbers, the repainting of the upper room as conjecture. The projecting window was also to be constructed. A completion date would probably be at the beginning of the 1989 season. At the next meeting Richard Harris would present plans fore the window and chimney. It was felt that Bookers would not be suitable for the reconstruction of the chimney. Mr Kemp, stone mason, was recommended for this t \\
1987/9SBC Minutes / 10 September 1987Whittakers Cottages, Ashtead / Richard Harris referred to the latest news letter which included a report on Whittakers Cottages. The building had been dismantled successfully during a two week period. However, there was some dispute as to whether they had been built before or after the construction of the railway in the mid 1840s.
1987/9Magazine Vol. 2 No. 29 / September 1987Museum Finances / The income for 1985 was
1987/9Magazine Vol. 2 No. 29 / September 1987Vivat Trust / Vivat Trust is offering a holiday in Eyton-on-Severn
1987/9Magazine Vol. 2 No. 29 / September 1987Entrance Facilities / Doubts have been raised about moving the shop into Hambrook Barn. The entrance will remain unaltered next year
1987/9Magazine Vol. 2 No. 29 / September 1987Conservation of Traditional Buildings: Current Practices and Policies / A course led by Richard Harris is being run by the Museum and Southampton University Adult Education Department. Contact Caroline Sargent
1987/9Magazine Vol. 2 No. 29 / September 1987The Classic Slum / A photographic exhibiition based on Robert Roberts's book "the Classic Slum" will be on show in October
1987/9SBC Minutes / 10 September 1987Bayleaf Complex / Mr Zeuner reported: Dr Sylvia Landsberg's proposals were almost complete and a detailed planting plan would be received shortly. A species plan had been sent to John Harvey for confirmation which had been received back and the species ordered. Some would be propagated at West Dean Gardens, in particular the annuals. Plans for the Exhibition were well under way. However, delay would occur over the re-erection of Cowfold Barn due to Roger Champion's hospitalisation. This had been postponed until Easter. The grant conditions had been successfully renegotiated with the ETB.
1987/9Magazine Vol. 2 No. 29 / September 1987Sally Stradling / Sally Stradling has taken up a new post: Keeper of Collections.
1987/9SBC Minutes / 10 September 1987Scadbury Manor / Mr Harris reported that the timbers of Scadbury Manor would be collected in November.
1987/9Magazine Vol. 2 No. 29 / September 1987Winkhurst / The timber repairs of Winkhurst are complete, and re-wattl;ing and daubing is nearly complete. Some panels on the South side are being left open. A small extension will be erected to the South side.
1987/9Magazine Vol. 2 No. 29 / September 1987Split Lathes
Building Conservation Exhibition / The Museum has been supp;lying large quantities of chestnut and oak split lathes. Recipients include Hampton Court and Calke Abbey
The successful exhibition on Building Conservation of 1986 will be repeated in 1988
1987/9Magazine Vol. 2 No. 29 / September 1987Display of Decorative Interior Painting in the Reigate House / Richard Harris describes the interior painting of two rooms in the Reigate House which will be preserved. The upper room will be displayed as it would jhave been while the painting was being carried out. A figure will be installed and a tape-recorded commentary made. The lower room will be used to inform visitors about other late 16th/early 17th Century paintings including the Fittleworth panels. Access to the basement is from outside. It will be used to house a display of materials and equipment which belonged to the Petworth Estate painters' workshop.
1987/9Magazine Vol. 2 No. 29 / September 1987Robin McDowell / Robin McDowell, a Trustee and ex-Chairman of the Museum's Sites and Buildings Committee died
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