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Decade recap: A look back on the 1980s

By 2 September 2021September 13th, 2021No Comments

On 5 September 2021, the Weald & Downland Living Museum turned 51. As we approached our anniversary weekend, we decided to take a look back over the last 5 decades and mention some of the key events that have taken place at the Weald & Downland Living Museum over the past 51 years!

Let’s take a look back at some of the key events from the 1980’s:

On the anniversary weekend of the opening of the Museum, we spent the weekend focusing on the buildings at the heart of the Museum collection – their construction methods, building forms, and conservation. This weekend also paid tribute to Roger Champion (1937-2021), Museum Master Carpenter.

Past decade – 1970’s | Next decade – 1990’s