Camertonia issue 19 (1980)

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Camertonia 19 (1980)
Officers and Committee 1979-80

Annual Report 1979W J Wedlake
Camertonia 19 (1980) p. 1.
Another difficult year – inflation with its attendant high prices continues unabated.

LecturesW J Wedlake
Camertonia 19 (1980) p. 1.
Secretary, Mr Greening, set up an interesting series of lectures. 3rd November last year, Society acted as host to the Affiliated Societies to Avon Archaeological Council. Very successful – overbooked. Visit to excavation at Orange Grove Bath and to the Reserve Collection at the Bath Roman Baths Museum. Thanks to Curator Mr Sam Hunt (see page 4).

HeadquartersW J Wedlake
Camertonia 19 (1980) pp. 1 – 2.
City Council are intending to raise the rent. Despite talks with their representatives, unable to get any reduction in this. Consequently looking for other premises. Members spending Tuesday evenings packing up the Camerton and Nettleton finds from the years 1925 to 1971, for movement to Bristol City Museum. ‘Sad to reflect that despite our efforts Bath has failed to make satisfying provision for the Camerton collection and continues its squirrel like attitude towards its own collections’. Thanks to Mr Nicholas Thomas, Dr David Dawson and Miss Georgina Plowright of Bristol Museum for their help.

ExcursionsW J Wedlake
Camertonia 19 (1980) p. 2.
A series of fortnightly evening outings instead of excursions. Similar series planned for the coming year. Thanks to Miss Winifred Underhay for acting as Excursion Secretary. (see also page 4)

Nettleton ReportW J Wedlake
Camertonia 19 (1980) pp. 2 – 3.
W J Wedlake has been reassured by the Society of Anquaries that publication is underway.

Bath Excavation & Arch RecordW J Wedlake
Camertonia 19 (1980) p. 3.
Happy to report, that following the appointment of Mr Sam Hunt as Curator of the Bath collections, BACAS have been asked to co-operate with this work e.g. cataloguing and recording of finds. Members dealing with Orange Grove finds and giving guidance to visitors to the excavations.

Glastonbury AbbeyW J Wedlake
Camertonia 19 (1980) p. 3.
W J Wedlake led this excavation. Several members assisted. Dig now completed. Results will be communicated to members at the April meeting next year.

RepresentationW J Wedlake
Camertonia 19 (1980) p. 3.
Society represented at meetings of the Somerset Archaeological Society, Avon Archaeological Society, CBA Group Meetings, Council for Rescue Archaeology in Avon, Gloucester, & Somerset, and Bath Archaeological Trust. The Secretary, Mr Greening has continued with the Bath Preservation Trust.

Lectures 1979-80W J Wedlake
Camertonia 19 (1980) p. 4.
1979. 2nd October, J Gardiner, ‘The Archaeology of Lansdown’. 6th November, J Evans, ‘The Discovery of the Seaside’. 20th November, AGM. 4th December, M Meek, ‘Agricultural Industries in the Mendip Area’. 1980. 5th February, P Greening, ‘Roman Bath’. 4th March, I Burrows, ‘Medieval Moated Sites in Somerset’. 1st April, W. Wedlake, ‘Excavations at Glastonbury Abbey, 1979’.

Summer Excursions 1979W J Wedlake
Camertonia 19 (1980) p. 4.
17th April, Camden Works Museum. 15th May, Sally Phillips, Stanton Drew. 29th May, P. Greening, Lacock. 12th June, Jo Cooper, Stony Littleton Long Barrow. 26th June, Bill Wedlake, Camerton, the church and site. 10th July, Bill Wedlake, Maesbury Camp. 24th July, Win Underhay, Bathampton Downs. 7th August, Betty Hall, Nunney Castle. 4th September, Arthur Selway, Little Solsbury, Batheaston.

Treasurer’s Report September 1979B T Cousins
Camertonia 19 (1980) pp. 5 – 7.
72 members of whom 28 eligible for reduced subscription.

NotesW J Wedlake
Camertonia 19 (1980) p. 8.
Appeal for subs to be paid on time

PublicationsW J Wedlake
Camertonia 19 (1980) p. 8.
Details of ‘Excavations at Camerton’ and the two ‘North Somerset Miscellanies’ with their prices.