Camertonia issue 17 (1978)

Annual Report 1977W J Wedlake
Camertonia 17 (1978) p. 1.
Membership steady despite depressing economic situation.

Camerton Church History ExhibitionW J Wedlake
Camertonia 17 (1978) p. 1.
Took place in July. Great success. Profit of £160 devoted entirely to the restoration of the tomb of Rev Skinner in the churchyard. Thanks to Rector of Camerton and PCC, Bristol City Museum, Somerset Record Office, Bath Reference Library and Wansdyke Council.

Officers and Committee 1976-77
Camertonia 17 (1978) p. 1.

LecturesW J Wedlake
Camertonia 17 (1978) p. 1.
Advert in local paper proved effective and made Societies’ activities known to a wider public. (see also page 4/5)

ExcursionsW J Wedlake
Camertonia 17 (1978) p. 1.
Small numbers attending. One or two cancelled. Suggestion only visits to local excavations to be arranged. (see page 4)

HeadquartersW J Wedlake
Camertonia 17 (1978) p. 1.
Meetings continue on Tuesday evenings. Series of topics arranged by Mr David Manley. Thanks to Miss Cooper for teas. Ideas needed to brighten up the premises.

City of Bath ExcavationsW J Wedlake
Camertonia 17 (1978) pp. 1 – 2.
A Charitable Trust will be set up to undertake archaeological work in the City. W J Wedlake is a Trustee.

Obituary. Miss Winifred ReadW J Wedlake
Camertonia 17 (1978) p. 2.
See also p 3

Somerset Arch Soc. Affiliated Societies Meeting.W J Wedlake
Camertonia 17 (1978) p. 2.
The 1978 meeting will be held in Bath (see also p 3). Society has been represented at meetings of the CBA., C.R.A.A.G.S., Somerset Archaeological Society, Avon Archaeological Council and the Bath Preservation Trust.

The Nettleton ReportW J Wedlake
Camertonia 17 (1978) p. 2.
Report covers period 1956-72. Well under way. High standards required by the Society of Antiquaries have made this expensive.

PublicationsW J Wedlake
Camertonia 17 (1978) p. 2.
Continue to receive orders for the Camerton Report and the two ‘Miscellanies’.

Spring ConferenceW J Wedlake
Camertonia 17 (1978) p. 2.
Held in March. Most successful.

Obituary. Mrs Alistair (Betty) JaffrayW J Wedlake
Camertonia 17 (1978) pp. 2 – 3.
See also p 2

Annual General Meeting 1977W J Wedlake
Camertonia 17 (1978) p. 3.
Amended set of Rules to meet the requirements of the Charity Commissioners.

Somerset Arch Soc. Affiliated Societies MeetingW J Wedlake
Camertonia 17 (1978) p. 3.
To be on 14th October 1978 at Argyll Hall. Visits to Bath Museums in the morning and lectures in the afternoon and evening. Ticket only.

Excursions 1977John Macdonald
Camertonia 17 (1978) p. 4.
Five trips this year. 16th April, The Somerset Levels. Weekend trip to Devon and Dorset – a range of sites using Lyme Regis as the centre. July, Castle Farm Folk Museum. August, Canal Excursion. Sept outing cancelled through lack of support. Total loss of £6.56

Lectures 1977-78
Camertonia 17 (1978) pp. 4 – 5.
1977 4th October, W J Wedlake ‘Roman Settlements North and South of Aqua Sulis’. 1st November, Dr A Buchanan, ‘Industrial Monuments of Avon County’. 22nd November, AGM. 29th November, Dr R Dunning, ‘Gas, Gallopers and Gaiters’. 1978. 10th January, G Plowright, ‘Some Animals in Archaeology’. 7th February, P Greening, ‘Conservation in Bath’. 7th March, M Aston, ‘Fieldwork, Planning and Archaeology in Somerset’.

Treasurer’s Report 22 November 1977B T Cousins
Camertonia 17 (1978) pp. 5 – 7.
Balances much the same as last year. The General Reserve and Nancy Smith Fund continue to grow as they are invested.