Museum History
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 Date   Origin   Summary 
1988/3Bulletin / March 1988DEVELOPMENT FUND / The late Miss Mary Hester Chandler has most generously left a legacy of
1988/3Bulletin / March 1988BAYLEAF COMPLEX / Two wealden shaws have been planted by Bayleaf. This now completes the tree planting in that area.

Paul Russell and John Winterbottom have completed the re-erection of Redvins. It only now remains to roof the building.
1988/3Bulletin / March 1988LURGASHALL MILL / Brian Crawford will be acting as assistant miller to Neill Wilkins next season.

The price of flour will be increased for the first time in four years this season. A 1.5 kg bag will now cost 70p, and all other sizes will rise accordingly. The Ellises who will be running the caf
1988/3Bulletin / March 1988MUSEUM CAFE / Work is now full-steam ahead on changes to the Caf
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.
1988/3Bulletin / March 1988PLUMBING / Richard Pailthorpe recently attended a reception in London for plumbing demonstrators at the Lead Development Association.
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!
1988/3Bulletin / 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
1988/3Bulletin / March 1988UNWELCOME VISITORS ON MUSEUM LAKE! / Four cormorants have arrived on the Museum Lake and have taken a substantial feast of goldfish. Steps are being taken to persuade these visitors to leave the site.
1988/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 1 / March 1988OAM'S and Environmental Education. / Chris Zeuner is representiong UK on a special Committee of the Council of Europe looking at the role which OAMs should play in environmental education.
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 1988Wholemeal Flour
Congratulations / Neil Wilkins advertises stoneground flour.
Jackie and Robert Demaus have a son.
1988/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 1 / March 1988The Brooking Collection / The Museum has acquired some items from Charles Brooking's collection of architectural details.
1988/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 1 / March 1988Dendrochronology at the Museum / Richard Haris describes dendrochronology and gives three reason why it is now easier. Ian Tyers has dated the following: attic floorboards from Reigate, early 17th century; wall plates from Cowfold Barn, winter of 1535-36. He was unsuccessful with Horsham shop and Winkhurst.
1988/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 1 / March 1988Medieval London Artefacts find a place at Singleton / Last year at the London waterfront excavations a piece of wood was found which is identified as part of a late medieval wheelbarrow. It is being preserved in the Portsmouth Museum, and a drawing based on it will be used by Roger Champion to make a replica wheelbarrow for Bayleaf.
1988/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 1 / March 1988AIM Hon Secretary / Chris Zeuner has been appointed Hon. Secretary of the Association of Independent Museums. He had been Treasurer and the accounts had been kept by Mrs Dorothy Kent.
1988/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 1 / March 1988Association of Independent Museums Seminar at the Museum / The Association of Independent Museums will be holding a seminar at the Museum.
The series of seminars is known as "George Washington's Axe - Two Heads, Five Handles".
1988/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 1 / March 1988A Schools' Art and Design Course based at Goodwood House. / Elizabeth Newbery describes a schools' art and design course organised by Sylvia Kopecek which is held in Goodwood House. Zadok Ben-David, a sculptor, will work with the children using paintings by Stubbs as models. They will also study the buildings at the Museum.
1988/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 1 / March 1988Publicity at Shows and Parades / There are two ways of getting remote publicity: the Caravan; the turnout of William and his timber wagon, usually accompanied by Bob Robinson's Shire horses with one of our Sussex wagons.
This year the latter will be at the Regents Park Parade on Easter Monday and the May Parade in Portsmouth. At the South of England Show we will be displaying modern and traditional methods of charcoal burning.
1988/3Magazine Vol. 3 No. 1 / March 1988A Carnegie Interpret Britian Award for "Track Back" / The Museum was one of four winners of Carnegie Interpret Britain Awards last year for the family discovery pack "Track Back" , which was written by Elizabeth Newbery and designed by Susan England. The other winners were CARE Project Countryside Playscheme Barnsley, Giant's Causeway Centre and Explore Surrey's Countryside.
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