Camertonia issue 11 (1) (1965)

Front Cover
Camertonia 11 Part 1 (1965)
The Seal Logo. See Camertonia No 10 Pt 1.

Officers and Committee 1965-66
Camertonia 11 Part 1 (1965) p. 1.

Annual General Meeting 1965W J Wedlake
Camertonia 11 Part 1 (1965) p. 2.
16th November at the Society’s Headquarters, 2 Gay Street, Bath.

Obituary. Sir Ian Richmond
Camertonia 11 Part 1 (1965) pp. 2 – 3.
Particular reference to his work on the Nettleton site.

The 17th Annual Report, 1965W J Wedlake
Camertonia 11 Part 1 (1965) pp. 2 – 3.
A year of continuing success. Mention of Nancy Smith Memorial Fund. On site, much time spent on backfilling. Paying for this to be done would free members for more fruitful occupations. Three members have found ‘the time to get themselves married…’ Congratulations to Austin De-Ath, Michael Owen and John Maddacott

Industrial Archaeology
Camertonia 11 Part 1 (1965) pp. 4 – 5.
Report on Conference held at the YMCA on 22nd November 1964. Mention of Stroud Museum, naming contributors. Also includes comment on the failure of volunteers to make reports on the industrial archaeology of parishes they were to investigate.

Camertonia 11 Part 1 (1965) p. 5.
Excursions are more difficult to organise ‘now that one in six has a motor car’

Conference on Local History and Arch
Camertonia 11 Part 1 (1965) pp. 5 – 6.
March 14th 1965. Successful. Further conference in the Spring of 1966.

Camertonia 11 Part 1 (1965) p. 6.
Sale of Camerton Report steady. Preparations for the publication of the Nettleton Scrubb work. Report on the Temple of Apollo written. A paper on the Society’s excavations at Bath City Wall and the Church of St James, Southgate, submitted for publication in the 1966 volume of the Somerset Archaeology and Natural History Proceedings. Several reports on smaller excavations.

Camertonia 11 Part 1 (1965) pp. 6 – 7.
Still at Gay Street. Thanks to Dr and Mrs Hilliard for alternative offer, which after consideration was declined, being a basement. Thanks again to Miss S Lloyd for payment of the Rates.

Society’s Representation
Camertonia 11 Part 1 (1965) p. 7.
At Conferences sponsored by CBA, BARG, Somerset Archaeological Society, City of Bath Excavation Committee and Group 13 of the CBA

Jumble Sale
Camertonia 11 Part 1 (1965) p. 7.
Next sale will be on 18th March at Camerton. Donations can be left at H.Q, 8 Gay Street or Miss Melluish’ shop in York Street.

Camertonia 11 Part 1 (1965) p. 7.
Activities only to be made known at meetings as cost of postage of individual notices becoming prohibitive. Members urged to pass information to others who cannot attend the meetings.

Society’s Rules
Camertonia 11 Part 1 (1965) p. 7.
Now finalised and legal opinion taken. To be presented at AGM for approval.

Volunteers for Excavations
Camertonia 11 Part 1 (1965) pp. 7 – 8.
Appeal for volunteers for Saturdays. ‘Healthy exercise’.

Camertonia 11 Part 1 (1965) p. 8.
Thanks to Committee and all other workers.

Bath Museum
Camertonia 11 Part 1 (1965) p. 8.
Suggestion that part of the B.L.S.I should be used to house the contents of the former Bath Museum which have, shamefully, been in storage for 35 years. Reflects badly on the City.

Treasurer’s Report 1965M F Jaine
Camertonia 11 Part 1 (1965) pp. 9 – 13.
Continuing thanks to Carnegie Trust U.K.and the Trustees of the Haverfield Bequest for their support. Thanks to Miss Lloyd for continuing to pay the rates for H.Q.

Hon. Excursions Secretary’s ReportJ Cooper
Camertonia 11 Part 1 (1965) p. 14.
Details: 28th March, Various local sites including Somerset Coal Canal at Combe Hay, Priston Mill and Priddy. 16th May, the Roman Villa at Lullingstone cancelled. Replaced by trip to Exmoor, including Stogumber, Monksilver, Nettlecombe, Cleeve Abbey and Selworthy. 4th July, Forest of Dean including Lydney, Tintern Abbey and Skenfrith Castle. 19th September, Avebury, Windmill Hill, West Kennet Long Barrow and Stonehenge. Proposed trip to North Wales and Anglesey cancelled for lack of support. Overall numbers down, reflected in profits.

Local History & Archaeology Conference
Camertonia 11 Part 1 (1965) p. 15.
14th March at the Y.M.C.A. Papers included W.Wedlake ‘ BACAS 1946-65’, Prof E Tratman ‘Excavations at Little Solsbury Hill Camp’, B Cunliffe ‘Excavations at Bath 1963-65’, P. Greening, ‘St Werburga’s by Bath’, P Rahtz, ‘Medieval Sites South of Bath’, E Mason, ‘Keynsham Abbey’, M Kelly ‘Recent Work of the Downside School Archaeological Society’, R Dunning, ‘Members of Parliament for Bath in the later Middle Ages’, M Owen, ‘Post-Medieval Pottery in Bath’, J Gardner, ‘Excavations at Lansdown’, J Hancock, ‘Air photography and archaeology’. Short versions of these papers to be published as a pamphlet entitled ‘ A North Somerset Miscellany’. Order form enclosed.

Camertonia 11 Part 1 (1965) p. 16.
In the Hall of the Old Technical College. 1965. 5th October, Ralegh Radford, ‘ Bath and the pre-Conquest Church in the South West’. 2nd November, Dr I Smith, ‘Windmill Hill and Avebury’. 7th December, W Wedlake ‘An archaeological tour in Tuscany’. 1966. 4th January, M Hebditch ‘Roman Leicester’. 1st February, K Painter, ‘The Roman Villa at Hinton St Mary, Dorset’. 1st March, W Wedlake, ‘Wallmead Barrow II’ and P Greening ‘Medieval Churches of Bath’.

Camertonia 11 Part 1 (1965) p. 16.
Secretary Mr P Greening has arranged an attractive series of lectures. Members urged to attend. (See also P 16).

New members
Camertonia 11 Part 1 (1965) pp. 17 – 20.