Camertonia issue 18 (1979)

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Camertonia 18 (1979)
Officers and Committee 1978-79

Annual Report 1978W J Wedlake
Camertonia 18 (1979) pp. 1 – 2.
Financially difficult year with usual activites now being subsidised from the Deposit Fund. Proposal to increase membership fees to £2.50 for members and £2 for Seniors and students. Urged members to bring friends to lectures, perhaps in this way to increase the membership. Discussion Group has been successful. Thanks to Miss Cooper for the teas. Mr Greening has arranged an attractive series of lectures for the winter. Comment on role of Society as host last October to the Societies Affiliated to the Somerset Archaeology Society. Miss Cooper and her ladies provided very good tea, maintaining the Society’s good reputation for such events. Members assisted with the clean up of altars, tombstones etc before the opening of the Bath Roman Baths Museum. Members also assisted at Glastonbury Abbey with the excavation of the Abbot’s Hall, which was directed by W J Wedlake. Work will continue in summer 1979.

Nettleton ReportW J Wedlake
Camertonia 18 (1979) p. 2.
To be published by the Society of Antiquaries in 1979

RepresentationW J Wedlake
Camertonia 18 (1979) p. 2.
At the Somerset Archaeological Society, Avon Archaeological Council, the CBA Group 13 and General Council in London. W J Wedlake has attended meetings of Bath Archaeological Trust and with the Secretary has attended at Council for Rescue Archaeology in Avon, Gloucester and Somerset, at Bristol. Secretary has continued work with the Bath Preservation Trust.

ExcursionsW J Wedlake
Camertonia 18 (1979) p. 2.
Mr Macdonald not able to continue as Excursion Secretary. Other members stepped in. Appeal for a volunteer to take on this work.,

HeadquartersW J Wedlake
Camertonia 18 (1979) pp. 2 – 3.
Extensive restoration of the fine exterior of the building. New flight of steps and new door may be provided. Concern this could lead to increased rental. Members meet on Tuesday evenings apart from the first Tuesday of each winter month, when the lecture is held at the Technical College.

DiscussionsW J Wedlake
Camertonia 18 (1979) p. 3.
Appeal for subject matter for the Tuesday evening discussions.

New Committee MembersW J Wedlake
Camertonia 18 (1979) p. 3.
Mrs Doyle, Mrs Sally Phillips and Mr Edwards.

Obituary. Miss Dorothy MelluishW J Wedlake
Camertonia 18 (1979) p. 3.
Obituary. Miss Dorothy Melluish

ExcavationsW J Wedlake
Camertonia 18 (1979) p. 3.
Work at Glastonbury Abbey should begin again in July. Volunteers required especially anyone with Photographic or Surveying experience.

SubscriptionsW J Wedlake
Camertonia 18 (1979) p. 4.
New rates set out at the AGM now apply. (see p 1/2)

New MembersW J Wedlake
Camertonia 18 (1979) p. 4.
List of new members

Lectures 1978-1979W J Wedlake
Camertonia 18 (1979) p. 4.
1978. 3rd October, A Rome, ‘Nineteenth Century Ecclesiastical Architecture’. 7th November, Dr D Warnock, ‘The Bristol and North Somerset Railway’. 21st November, AGM. 5th December, D Viner, ‘Roman Cirencester – Excavation and Assessment’. 1979. 16th January, W Wedlake, ‘Glastonbury and its Excavations’. 6th February, Dr A Ellison, ‘Excavations at Uley Roman Temple’. 6th March, P Greening, ‘The Archaeology of Avon’.

Treasurer’s ReportB T Cousins
Camertonia 18 (1979) pp. 4 – 7.
Explanation that the finances are healthy but the subscription account is nearly exhausted.

Camertonia 18 (1979) p. 8.
Members urged to pay subs as early as possible.

Camertonia 18 (1979) p. 8.
Details of ‘Excavations at Camerton’ and the two ‘North Somerset Miscellanies’ with their prices.