The Clive Peacock Award goes to the nominated member who has made the most important contribution to BACAS over the past year.
John Richards gave the address at the AGM in February 2024:
“This year’s winner of the Clive Peacock Award has been a member of BACAS for many years and taken part in a lot of projects (I counted 24 reports that acknowledged her). She has helped out at recruitment events and looked after the Facebook page. She co-authored the 2022 report on the Frome Francisca. She served a period as the secretary of CBA Wessex. She has been an editor of Camertonia.
She has done a lot of work in Dorset. In 2013, she carried out a project at Fontmell Down. In 2015, she produced a paper on the Witchampton chess pieces. In 2023, she was a awarded an MPhil degree by Cardiff University for her dissertation ‘Continuity and Change in the British-Roman Lifescape of East Dorset C AD 350 – AD 650’.
She is the 19th recipient of this award, and it’s the first time that a married couple have both been recipients, as her husband John won it in 2010. This year’s winner is Gill Vickery.”
Gill received as her award a copy of Pompeii and Herculaneum: A Source Book, by Alison E. Cooley and M. G. L. Cooley.
Photo: John Richards presents the prize to Gill Vickery.
About the Clive Peacock Memorial Award
Clive was a very active member of BACAS and the Committee decided to grant, in his memory, an annual award to the nominated member who is considered to have made the most important contribution to the Society during the previous year.