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1988/6SBC Minutes / 15 June 1988Order of Priorities / During the year the Bayleaf Project would be completed, and the next priority should be the completion of the Reigate building and Winkhurst extension, which might take until 1990 or 1991. In the meantime, a list of priorities should be drawn up from what is in store. There were several unsolved problems facing the Museum, in the form of the entrance facilities, the temporary nature of the office building, and the refusal of planning consent for the temporary solution to the catering facility. In the case of the latter, the planners objected to the nature of the covering material. An enforcement order would not be served as the marquee would be taken down at the end of the year. The Director had written to register his surprise and disappointment at the planners' attitude, and he hoped it might be possible to get an extension for a further year. The Planners' attitude to the marquee could influence their views on the temporary consent for the office building. The Director felt \\
1988/6SBC Minutes / 15 June 1988Chichester to Midhurst railway / Mr Heymann reported that no decision had been taken by the Edward James Foundation on the future of the Chichester to Midhurst railway where it directly related to the Estate.
1988/6Bulletin / June 1988BAYLEAF COMPLEX / Bookers are commencing the stonework underpinning of Cowfold Barn, and Roger Champion is in the process of constructing the barn doors.

The tiling of Redvins is nearing completion.
1988/6Bulletin / June 1988FUND RAISING / 32 representatives of local firms and institutions and the NFU attended a fund raising reception in Crawley Hall on May 10th. After a welcome by the Chairman and an address by Chris Zeuner each of the guests was "buttonholed" by staff and directors present who discussed with guests how they could assist the Museum in a number of ways. The occasion was a great success with a number of offers of assistance in kind as well as financial.

A donation of
1988/5Bulletin / May 1988SHEEP DOG TRIALS / 30 shepherds, both local and some travelling from as far afield as Oxfordshire and the Isle of Wight, competed in the Trials. This is an indication of their increasing popularity. The winners of the two novice classes were Mrs J Marsh from Hassocks and Mr R Edwards from Horsham.

Despite very heavy rain early in the day, 2,150 visitors came and enjoyed both the Trials, including a demonstration of "dog and duck control", and a number of craft demonstrations.

We are most grateful to Roger Linley, Shepherd to Karova Farms, for all his work and assistance, John Mills for his commentary, and the support of Karova Farms, the Eastbourne Building Society, Summersdale Garage, and Carnation Foods.
1988/5Bulletin / May 1988WALK TO SERGEANT'S TREE / 35 people enjoyed the walk to Sergeant's Tree in Charlton Forest on a glorious spring morning in April.
1988/5Bulletin / May 1988SEMINARS AND SYMPOSIUMS / Elizabeth Newbery and Chris Zeuner recently attended a one day Symposium at St Mary's College, Strawberry Hill at which Robert Hewison, author of the controversial "Heritage Industry" defended his comments and was responded to by a variety of people involved in heritage management. The Symposium launched the new Diploma in Heritage Interpretation with which the Museum will be involved.

On April 27th the Ironbridge Institute held a seminar on 'PAINT' at the Museum. They used Crawley Hall for the day and our caterers, and they seemed well satisfied by what the Museum could offer them. This very specialised seminar was well attended and the Museum hopes that it will be able to provide similar facilities in the future in co-operation with the Ironbridge Institute.
1988/5Bulletin / May 1988A GOOD START TO THE SEASON! / At the end of April our running attendance total was 27,500 compared with 22,950 in 1987 and 15,146 in 1986. An excellent Easter and good publicity about the Cowfold barn have helped considerably in giving us this encouraging start, which was maintained over the May Bank Holiday.
1988/5Bulletin / May 1988FORTHCOMING EVENTS / A DAWN CHORUS WALK takes place on Saturday 7th May. Anyone willing to arrive at the Museum by 5 a.m. will be most welcome! But please advise us of your intention to come as, whilst you are enjoying the sights and sounds of the countryside, Richard Pailthorpe will be slaving over a hot fire in North Cray cooking a hearty breakfast in time for your return from the walk!

Alan Waters is preparing for his SPONSORED BIKE RIDE on May 11-13. Anyone who has not yet sponsored him can do so by calling at the Museum Office, or by quick telephone call before the 11th.

Those of you who attended her previous concert at Petworth, will be interested to hear that AMANDA HURTON will be playing at Pallant House, Chichester with violinist Robert Gibbs, on Friday May 27th at 7.30 p.m.

MAY 23 Executive Board Meeting
JUNE 7 Goodwood Race Meeting
JUNE 12 Heavy Horses at Singleton
JUNE 15 Museum AGM
1988/5Bulletin / May 1988"THE MOUNTAIN" - by Viscount Watkinson / Lord Watkinson, our President, has kindly donated the proceeds of 25 copies of his book - "The Mountain" - to the Development Fund. Copies, price
1988/5Bulletin / May 1988FRIENDS' TRIP TO CHESTER / This trip, organised by Carol Hawkins, was extremely well supported. It was a great success and participants returned to Sussex having thoroughly enjoyed a very full programme.
1988/4Bulletin / April 1988STEWARDS' BRIEFING / This was so well attended that it was split into three sessions.
1988/4Bulletin / April 1988STAFF / A warm welcome to our new Charcoal Burner, Eddy Hennessey, and to Mrs Hazel Bleach our new Cleaner.

Welcome back to Doreen, who, not surprisingly, has enjoyed her trip to Australia so much that she is looking forward to going again.
1988/4Bulletin / April 1988EASTER / The best Easter since 1982 set the Museum off to a very encouraging start. 8000 visitors came to the Museum over the weekend, and witnessed the re-erection of Cowfold Barn by Roger and Heather Champion, Paul Russell, Andrew Hodby and Bob White. Their activities have been recorded on video.
1988/4Bulletin / April 1988TOURISM / Over the winter months Richard Pailthorpe has attended a number of Tourism Workshops on behalf of the Museum, including the English Tourist Board's "Excursions" at Wembley and "Moot" at Brighton, as well as "A Day Out in Southern England" organised by the Southern Tourist Board in Portsmouth. He also assisted in the organisation of the Chichester Visitors' Group "Leaflet Exchange" at Goodwood House.

This year the Museum has featured in a special Exhibition entitled "The Pride of West Sussex", co-ordinated by Arun District Council. It has featured in a number of travel trade fairs in the North of England and on the Continent.
1988/4Bulletin / April 1988TRUSTEES' SEMINAR / This was a successful and enjoyable occasion, with presentations on "Rational Collecting or Collectamania" by Chris Zeuner, and "Two recent case histories - Walderton House and Ashtead Cottages" by Richard Harris. This was followed by a site visit, principally to the Bayleaf area.
1988/4Bulletin / April 1988MOTHERING SUNDAY / This was a successful day at the Museum. The practice of presenting daffodils to mothers coming to the Museum was continued and seems to have been well appreciated.
1988/4Bulletin / April 1988PUBLICITY / Start of season publicity was achieved for Easter in, amongst others, the following:

Daily Telegraph
Sunday Telegraph
Radio Sussex
Radio Solent
Ocean Sound
The local press also carried a number of articles in the run up to Easter, and also, following the holiday, reported the barn re-erection.

The Museum received excellent coverage, mainly from the air, in Channel Four's "Treasure Hunt".
1988/4Bulletin / April 1988BUILDINGS / The repair and re-erection of Redvins has now been completed by Paul Russell and John Winterbottom.

Chalk floors have been laid in Redvins and Winkhurst, and a new exhibition panel will shortly be erected in Winkhurst explaining the changes.
1988/4Bulletin / April 1988"ARTIST IN RESIDENCE" / The Artist in Residence scheme, organised by the County Art Adviser, Sylvia Kopecek with the co-operation of Elizabeth Newbery, took place a Goodwood recently with great success. The artist in residence was Zadok Ben-David, a sculptor, who often uses animals as starting points, and involved the shoeing of William at the Museum. Children from two Worthing schools worked alongside Mr Ben-David.
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