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1988/3Bulletin / March 1988MUSEUM CAFE / Work is now full-steam ahead on changes to the Caf
1988/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 1 / March 1988Southdown Sheep Bought by Museum / The Museum have bought some of Mr Humphrey's Southdown sheep, which will use a traditional fold area built on site. Southdowns are now listed among the rare breeds.
1988/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 1 / March 1988Cowfold Barn / Roger Champion working on Cowfold Barn
1988/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 1 / March 1988Visitor Numbers Drop / Chris Zeuner reports a drop in visitor numbers : 162 081 compared with 165 285 in 1986 and discusses methods of organising greater involvement for visitors, as seen in Wigan Pier and Science Centres.
1988/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 1 / March 1988Nigel Stephens / Nigel Stephens is now Chairman of the Trustees.
1988/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 1 / March 1988Opening Arrangements 1988-89 / Open every day from March 27th to October 31st.
Admission Charges: Adults,
1988/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 1 / March 1988Ploughing Engines return for Autumn Activities Weekend. / Two steam ploughing engines, owned by Graham Thomas and Colin Wait were displayed at the Autumn Activities Weekend. Alec Deadman tried his hand at managing the plough. The cost of transporting the engines was met by ACE Packaging. Alec Deadman also displayed his shire horses. Steam threshing was managed by Bert Dibben, the thresher being driven by Arthur Thompson's Foden Steam Engine.
1988/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 1 / March 1988BBC Schools Programme made at Hangleton Cottage. / The BBC Schools service made a film called "A History of the Kitchen" as part of their "Near and Far: Now and Then" series. The film was shot in Hangleton and featured Ethel Buvyer, Francesca Zeuner, John Shaw and Emma Williams.
1988/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 1 / March 1988The Library - Fulfilling One of the Museum's Objectives / Roy Armstrong describes the purpose of the library as being for reference. It contains books, photographs, plans, drawings, and surveys with notes by surveyors etc. Richard Harris prepared software for cataloguing, and Marjorie Hallam was the first librarian. Caroline Hallam further developed the cataloguing system. Sally Stradling was Librarian for a while, and her place has been taken by Jonathan Roberts. There are some books for lending.
1988/3Bulletin / March 1988MUSEUM MAGAZINE / A new style magazine will shortly be out. This will comprise an enlarged publication of 16 pages to be circulated once a year. In the autumn a simple newsletter will be circulated to keep everyone in touch with current events.
1988/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 1 / March 1988Vivat Trust / The Vivat Trust has restored the Medieval Chantry at Bridport and offers it for holiday accommodation
1988/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 1 / March 1988Catering Changes / Mrs Alison Ellis of Clinches Salad House, Chichester has been given the concession for catering. The existing building is being modified to provide a larger counter area, and a temporary space under canvas will be added. The Ellises will also provide catering for parties in Crawley Hall.
1988/3Bulletin / March 1988FORTHCOMING EVENTS & MEETINGS / Saturday 12th March - Trustees' Seminar - this will feature two presentations - "Rational Collecting or Collectamania" by C Zeuner and "Two recent cases histories - Walderton House and Ashtead Cottages" by R Harris.

Sunday 13th March - Mothering Sunday All mothers, accompanied by their offspring, will be given free admission and presented with a bunch of daffodils. On this occasion a special promotion of "Track Back" will take place.

Monday 14th March - Lambing begins. Bad luck on the ewes - they'll miss their free bunch of daffodils!

Wednesday 23rd March and Saturday 26th March - Volunteers' Briefing Sessions. The Wednesday session will be followed by a talk by Richard Pailthorpe on his experiences in America.

Sunday 27th March - the New Season starts
1988/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 1 / March 1988Late Openings / This year the Museum will open in the February half term, and will also experiment with openings up to 9 pm on some days in June.
1988/3Bulletin / March 1988JUNIOR FRIENDS / This year's theme for the monthly meetings (April - October) is Myths, Magic and Medicine! The children, aged 7-12 years, will be making, amongst other things, water divining rods, cough mixture from honeysuckle and invisible ink!
1988/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 1 / March 1988Bayleaf "Medieval" Garden Takes Shape / The plan for the garden of Bayleaf has been researched by Sylvia Landsberg, and Bob Holman is doing the bulk of the practical work.
1988/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 1 / March 1988Cattle Shed from Redvins Farm, Goodwood. History of Farming Exhibition. / The Museum is co-operating with the National Farmers Union Central Southern Branch to produce an exhibition of the History of Farming. The Goodwood Estate gave the Museum a disused mid-19th Century cattle shed, which was dismantled in 1986. This has been repaired by Paul Russell and will house the exhibition. The roof trusses are of bolted king-post construction, and the timbers are of softwood except the main posts and braces, which are of oak.
1988/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 1 / March 1988Cowfold Barn - The Beginning of a Reconstructed Farmstead / Roger Champion will erect the framework of Cowfold Barn at Easter. The barn belonged to Mrs Godman. It was dated by dendrochronolgy to 1536. It will be built with two outshots: one to house carts, and one as part of the foldyard to house cattle in the winter. This will result in a working steading.
1988/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 1 / March 1988Grants and Donations / Grants have been received from:
For Bayleaf: ICI Plant Protection, Idlewild Trust, John Lewis, Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust, Rank Foundation, Barclays Bank, Church Commissioners, National Westminster Bank.
For Devlopment Fund and other projects: Carless Exploration, Wimpey Homes Holdings, Interbuild Fund, Victoria and Albert Museum'
Special events: Pearson plc, Nationwide Anglia Building Society, Eastbourne Building Society, Portman Building Society, Summersdale Garage, Cyanamid of Great Britain, Karova Farms, Ace Packaging.
1988/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 1 / March 19882nd Exhibition of Building Conservation. / The 2nd Exhibition of Building Conservation. will be started in August.
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