Camertonia issue 15 (2) (1975)

Officers and Committee 1974-75
Camertonia 15 Part 2 (1975) p. 1.

LecturesW J Wedlake
Camertonia 15 Part 2 (1975) p. 2.
Secretary arranged successful series of winter lectures which were well attended. The Spring Conference on topics of local archaeological interest also well attended.

Annual General Meeting 1974W J Wedlake
Camertonia 15 Part 2 (1975) p. 2.
At Headquarters, 2 Gay Street on 24th November. Mr Arthur Selway has become Editor of Camertonia in place of Robin Bluhm. Mr John MacDonald has taken over from Miss J Cooper as Excursion Secretary

Director’s Annual Report 1974W J Wedlake
Camertonia 15 Part 2 (1975) p. 2.
Membership total 82. Past year a difficult one for many Societies. BACAS still in sound financial situation.

ExcursionsW J Wedlake
Camertonia 15 Part 2 (1975) p. 3.
Weekend at the Isle of Ely and Cambridge. Visits to the Dorchester Museum, Maiden Castle and the Croften Beam Engine. Thanks to Miss Cooper for the arrangements.

ExcavationsW J Wedlake
Camertonia 15 Part 2 (1975) p. 3.
None this year. Small problems need to be resolved.

PublicationsW J Wedlake
Camertonia 15 Part 2 (1975) pp. 3 – 4.
Continuing orders for the Camerton Report and the First and Second ‘Miscellanies’. Nettleton Report accepted by the Society of Antiquaries. Pleased to say that there will be a minimal cost to bring this to publication and a generous donation from Mr I O Margary will assist in covering the cost of the necessary re-drawing. Wallmead will be the next excavation to be written up.

Parish SurveysW J Wedlake
Camertonia 15 Part 2 (1975) p. 4.
Material has been collected for the parish of Priston.

Research
Camertonia 15 Part 2 (1975) p. 4.
For the 3rd year there has been a Grant from the Maltwood Trust to enable Chairman to search for material on Somerset in the Skinner MSS.

Representation
Camertonia 15 Part 2 (1975) pp. 4 – 5.
CBA, Bristol Archaeological Research Group, The Bath Preservation Trust, the new Avon Archaeological Council and the Somerset Archaeological Society. Chairman has been appointed Chairman of the new Avon Archaeological Council and President of the Somerset Archaeologial Society for 1974.

Christmas Party
Camertonia 15 Part 2 (1975) p. 5.
At the home of Dr and Mrs Hilliard at Batheaston.

Skinner Manuscript
Camertonia 15 Part 2 (1975) p. 5.
Chairman would like visits to be made to sites mentioned by Skinner, to verify his notes. Volunteers for this should be sent to the Secretary.

The Treasurership
Camertonia 15 Part 2 (1975) p. 5.
Not possible to present a detailed statement of finances, following the death of Mrs Kathleen Hall. No new Treasurer has yet been appointed

Editorship
Camertonia 15 Part 2 (1975) pp. 5 – 6.
Robin and Pamela Bluhm have moved to the north of England. Thanks to Robin, who was Treasurer for many years.

Thanks
Camertonia 15 Part 2 (1975) p. 6.
To President, Sir Mortimer Wheeler. Also to Vice President, Miss Melluish for paying the Rates on the headquarters.

Obituaries. Mrs Kathleen Hall and Mr Andre Roos
Camertonia 15 Part 2 (1975) p. 6.
(see also Camertonia 15 Pt I last page)

Excursions 1974J Cooper
Camertonia 15 Part 2 (1975) p. 7.
Three trips this summer. Each was by minibus and car as the cost of hiring a coach becomes prohibitive unless it is filled. Cambridge and Ely for a weekend. Ilchester, Dorchester and Maiden Castle in June. Crofton Beam engine on the Kennet and Avon Canal. The profit on the weekend in Cambridgeshire was 80p.

Lectures 1974-75
Camertonia 15 Part 2 (1975) p. 8.
1974. 1 October, C Heighway, ‘Recent Excavations in Gloucester’. 5 November, P. Stevens, ‘The Archaeology of Waterways’. 3 December, I Collis, ‘The Functioning of the Somerset Record Office’. 1975. 14 January. R Leach, ‘Romano-British Settlement in the Parrett Valley’. 4 February, D Dawson, ‘The Development of Medieval Bristol’. 4 March, W Wedlake, ‘Excavations at Camerton – A re-appraisal’.

Spring Conference
Camertonia 15 Part 2 (1975) p. 9.
The Spring Conference on subjects of local interest will on 20th April at 9A York Street. Tickets, to include tea, will be 50p.

Visits to archaeology sites in the Bath area
Camertonia 15 Part 2 (1975) p. 9.
These will be on Saturdays, starting from 61 Pulteney Street at 10.30a.m. First visit will be on 22nd March. Volunteers needed to assist with excavations.

Conference on Local History and Archaeology
Camertonia 15 Part 2 (1975) p. 10.
At the Youth and Community Service Centre, 9A York Street on 3rd March 1974. Papers read: W Wedlake, ‘The Saxon Cemetery at Camerton’. R Bluhm, ”Local Newspapers and Local History’. P Greening, ‘Archaeology in Towns’. F Kelly, ‘Romanesque Sculpture and the Capitals in Bath Abbey’.

Financial Statement 1974W.J. Wedlake
Camertonia 15 Part 2 (1975) p. 11.
Short statement on finances at the time of the last AGM. Presently no Treasurer, hence not a full report.