Camertonia issue 12 (1) (1967)

Front Cover
Camertonia 12 Part 1 (1967)
The Seal Logo. See Camertonia No 10 Pt 1.

Officers and Committee
Camertonia 12 Part 1 (1967) p. 1.

Annual General Meeting 1967W J Wedlake
Camertonia 12 Part 1 (1967) p. 2.
Held at Bath Technical College (old building) on 28th November.

BACAS 20th Annual Report 1966-67W J Wedlake
Camertonia 12 Part 1 (1967) p. 2.
Steady progress. Appeal again for volunteers on field excavations.

HeadquartersW J Wedlake
Camertonia 12 Part 1 (1967) p. 3.
Thorough cleaning and re-painting. Meetings at 2 Gay Street on Tuesday evenings. Pottery restoration and washing has been continuing. Mr Richardson is making a sectional model of the Nettleton Shrine. Thanks to Miss S Lloyd for payment of the Rates.

Lectures and Representations
Camertonia 12 Part 1 (1967) pp. 3 – 4.
Thanks to Secretary and Mr J Hancock the projectionist. Also to Dr and Mrs Hilliard for entertaining Professor and Mrs Hawkes. Acquisition of reading desk for use at lectures and conferences. Thanks to Mr John MacDonald for making the desk. Society represented at Conferences for the Somerset Archaeology and Natural History Society, the CBA Group 13, Wiltshire Archaeology and Natural History Society, the British Archaeology Research Group and the Prehistory Society.

Camertonia 12 Part 1 (1967) p. 4.
Urging members to book early and more often to help keep costs down.

Camertonia 12 Part 1 (1967) pp. 4 – 5.
Held at YMCA on the 29th October. (See p 15 for details). Thanks to Mrs Hilliard and friends for the tea. Thanks to Mr Hancock, the projectionist. Further Conference arranged on industrial archaeology for 24th March 1968 at the YMCA. Hoped to publish the papers from these two conferences in a second edition of The North Somerset and Bath Miscellany. Sales of first volume still satisfactory. Large attendance at these conferences.

The Nettleton Report
Camertonia 12 Part 1 (1967) p. 5.
The Report, reflecting ten years of work on this site, is now written up. The President, Sir Mortimer Wheeler, is reading through before publication.

The Nettleton Lecture and Party
Camertonia 12 Part 1 (1967) p. 5.
W.J.Wedlake gave a lecture at Burlington House, at the invitation of the Society of Antiquaries, on ‘The Shrine of Apollo at Nettleton, Wilts’. Between thirty and forty members attended. Present were Mr and Mrs L Webb of West Kington. Chair taken by Professor Francis Wormald and he, Sir Mortimer Wheeler and others spoke at the close of the lecture. Party after at the Comedy Restaurant.

Industrial Archaeology
Camertonia 12 Part 1 (1967) p. 5.
Volunteers who wish to take part in this survey should contact Mr Max Wood. Hope to include findings in the second ‘ North Somerset Miscellany’.

Cheese and Wine Party
Camertonia 12 Part 1 (1967) p. 6.
Annual event at the Society’s HQ last December. Good opportunity for members to meet. Similar event – Turkey and Wine – arranged at the HQ on 8th December.

Society’s Tie
Camertonia 12 Part 1 (1967) p. 6.
Committee exploring a suitable tie or badge for members. Suggestion came from Sir Mortimer Wheeler. Members should send in suggestions. Design should be in a central position on a single coloured background.

Jumble Sale
Camertonia 12 Part 1 (1967) p. 6.
Successful sale at Camerton has added to the Society’s funds

Camertonia 12 Part 1 (1967) p. 6.
Steady sale of the ‘North Somerset Miscellany’. Also copies of the ‘City Walls of Bath and the Church of St James’. Still occasional requests for The Camerton Report. As most sales are at lectures and conferences, a suitable rack for display may need to be provided. The costs of printing continue to increase. Would welcome offers to deliver Camertonias etc.

City of Bath Archives
Camertonia 12 Part 1 (1967) pp. 6 – 7.
Talks with Bath Historical Association concerning preserving and making available ancient manuscripts, deeds and other MSS. A newly appointed temporary Custodian is now making an effort to survey and record the manuscripts. Hope this appointment will be permanent so that this important record of the City’s history is preserved and kept in good order.

Abbey Churchyard Development, Bath
Camertonia 12 Part 1 (1967) p. 7.
The Society has protested the proposed development of the southeast side of the Abbey Churchyard, because of the close proximity to the transept of the Abbey. Also proposed development of a block of building to the south-east aspect of the Abbey should be treated as a unit from an architectural point of view. ??

Future Bath Development Projects
Camertonia 12 Part 1 (1967) pp. 7 – 8.
The future development of the City of Bath is of national interest. (This whole piece is such an insightful look into the future of Bath and in light of recent developments it is a salutory read).

Camertonia 12 Part 1 (1967) p. 8.
Thanks to all those who have contributed to the Society’s success. Also thanks to the anonymous workers in the field. Attention drawn to the fact that next year is the majority of the Society. ‘Members may wish to celebrate this occasion in a suitable and comely manner’. The Society is one of the first to be founded in the post war years.

Hon Treasurer’s ReportM F Jaine
Camertonia 12 Part 1 (1967) pp. 9 – 13.
Mention of the Nancy Smith Memorial Fund, the Publication Fund and the City of Bath Excavation Fund. Thanks to Miss Lloyd for the payment of the rates on the Headquarters.

Excursions 1967J M Cooper
Camertonia 12 Part 1 (1967) p. 14.
Five excursions in the summer. Those where excavations are going on are the most popular, such as South Cadbury. Two trips to Wales, where the Severn Bridge makes it possible to reach places further affield than before. Visits included Cardiff Castle, the Welsh Folk Museum at St Fagan’s, Llandaff Cathedral, Caerleon, Caerwent and Margam Abbey. Also Dyrham House, Malmesbury and North Cadbury, Clevedon Court and Worlebury Hill Fort.

Conference on Local History and Archaeology
Camertonia 12 Part 1 (1967) p. 15.
29th October at YMCA. The following papers were read: W Wedlake, ‘The Romano-British farmstead at Priston, Somerset’ and ‘Roman Burials at Sion Hill, Bath’. Miss S Gerloff ‘The Camerton-Wallmead barrow of the Wessex culture and its continental connections’. Mr P Greening ‘Aspects of Medieval Bath’. V Kite, ‘The Circulating Libraries of 18th Century Bath’. L Grinsell ‘The Bath Mint’. R Bluhm ‘The Batheaston Coal and Mining Company’. J Hancock, ‘Wansdyke and other local sites from the air’.

Lectures 1967-68
Camertonia 12 Part 1 (1967) pp. 15 – 16.
1967. 3rd October, F Annable ‘The East Wansdyke and its archaeological setting’, 7th November, W Wedlake, ‘The Shrine of Apollo at Nettleton Shrub’. 5th December, P Fowler, ‘Agrarian Archaeology’. 1968. 16th January, W Wedlake, ‘Lesser known Roman and other sites in France and Spain’. 6th February, C Stevens, ‘Roman Agriculture and Roman Villas in Somerset’. 5th March, Prof B Cunliffe, ‘Recent Excavations at Bath’.