Camertonia issue 2 (1951-52)

Front Cover
Camertonia 2 (1951-52)
Key Logo. See Camertonia No 1

Camertonia 2 (1951-52)
Change in Camertonia format. Intention to issue two Newsletters a year.

Officers of the Club 1951-52
Camertonia 2 (1951-52) p. 1.

Lectures 1951
Camertonia 2 (1951-52) p. 2.
27th February, ‘The Romans in Bath’, Sir Mortimer Wheeler. 13th March,’The Early Iron Age in the Cotswolds’, Mrs E M Clifford. (See Camertonia No 1 1950 for Excursion Report). 25th September, ‘Prehistoric Malta’, Mrs E.M.Clifford. 30th October, ‘Archaeological Work of the Ordnance Survey’, Mr C W Phillips. 27th November, ‘The Excavation of the Bath City Wall’, Mr W J Wedlake.

Excursions 1952
Camertonia 2 (1951-52) p. 3.
26th April, Tour of the Mendips with Priddy Barrows, including Mendip Barrows and Hill Forts. 18th May, Montacute House & Ham Hill, Hill Fort & Quarries. No report. 22nd June, South Wales & Grosmont Castle, Skenfrith Castle, White Castle and Tintern Abbey. No report. 20th July, Maiden Castle, Chalbury, Dorset. No report. 7th September, Worlebury & Kewstoke Church. No report. 4th October, Stourton House & Grounds with King Alfred’s Tower. No report.

Excursions 1951
Camertonia 2 (1951-52) p. 3.
7th April, Devizes and Lacock. No report. 6th May, National Museum of Wales with Caerwent & Caerleon. No report. 10th June, Vale of the White Horse & Uffington Castle including Ashbury Blowing Hole, Faringdon & Fairford. No report. 14th July, Woodchester Roman Pavement & Gloucester Museum. No report. 2nd September, Malvern Hills, Early Iron Age Hill Forts & Tewkesbury Abbey. No report. 6th October, Taunton Museum. No report.

Lectures 1952
Camertonia 2 (1951-52) p. 3.
29th January, ‘Some Pre-historic Trackways of the South West’, Mr Neville Watts. 26th February, ‘The Bronze Age Cult of the Dead in Wessex’, Mr L V Grensell. 25th March, ‘Photography as applied to Archaeology’, Mr M B Cookson.

3rd A.G.M.W J Wedlake
Camertonia 2 (1951-52) pp. 3 – 4.
30th November 1951. Report on work on Bath City Wall. Thanks to Mrs Parfitt and those who helped with research work at the Library and the Archaeological Survey, especially the Kingswood schoolboys under Mr Gardner. Offer of basement room in Henry Street, Bath as Headquarters. Resignation of Nancy Smith. Reports from Officers of the Club. Alterations to the Rules of Membership.

Archaeological Survey of Bath area for Ordnance SurveyMrs E Parfitt
Camertonia 2 (1951-52) pp. 4 – 5.
Detailed report on sources of information already covered and future plans. Mention of Meehan Collection.

Discovery of a Stone Coffin in Bath Abbey CemeteryW J Wedlake
Camertonia 2 (1951-52) pp. 5 – 10.
Detailed report on the coffin and its contents, with reference to previous finds in adjacent areas. A full Report to be presented later.
Stone Axehead at Monkton FarleighW J Wedlake
Camertonia 2 (1951-52) pp. 5 – 10.
The finds spot will be investigated and the axe sent to the Stone Axe Committee for examination.
Stone with Roman inscription in Radstock Parish ChurchW J Wedlake
Camertonia 2 (1951-52) pp. 5 – 10.
Investigation may reveal that the stone, in the porch of the church, may came from Camerton. More information later.
ThanksW J Wedlake
Camertonia 2 (1951-52) pp. 5 – 10.
To Committee and Members. Special mention of Miss C.N.S. Smith.
Camerton Roman House IIR Bachell
Camertonia 2 (1951-52) pp. 5 – 10.
Photograph of the site.
AffiliationsW J Wedlake
Camertonia 2 (1951-52) pp. 5 – 10.
Club now affiliated to the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society.
Club ExhibitionsW J Wedlake
Camertonia 2 (1951-52) pp. 5 – 10.
Stands at the Rotary Club Hobbies Exhibition and Civil Service Exhibition. Attracts worthwhile publicity for the Club.
Excavation at Bath City siteW J Wedlake
Camertonia 2 (1951-52) pp. 5 – 10.
Some pottery for all periods back to RB. Later types with the V & A Museum, balance with Mr W Dunning. On their return, a Final Report will be made. Acknowledgement of Bath Municiple Authority staff by name. (This may be the St James church site referred to in later issues).
Sir Mortimer WheelerW J Wedlake
Camertonia 2 (1951-52) pp. 5 – 10.
Congratulations on his Knighthood. Sir Mortimer has urged the publication of a Report on the Camerton site.
London Road, Bath, excavationsW J Wedlake
Camertonia 2 (1951-52) pp. 5 – 10.
Detailed description of dig, including references to Guinea Lane, the Paragon, the London Road, Walcot Church and the Fosse Way. For Report on this see ‘Pottery Finds at Foxhill’ p 9/10.
Excavation Progress on the Camerton siteW J Wedlake
Camertonia 2 (1951-52) pp. 5 – 10.
Specific mention of Rowberrow, Seven Acre Field and Longlands Field
Headquarters PremisesW J Wedlake
Camertonia 2 (1951-52) pp. 5 – 10.
Basement premises in Henry Street, Bath. Much cleaning and clearing has been done. Being used for pot washing etc of finds from Camerton.
Chew Valley Water Scheme reveals trackways in BathW J Wedlake
Camertonia 2 (1951-52) pp. 5 – 10.
Excavations in the Combe Down area. This includes references to Hampton Down camp, Woodlands in the area of the Wansdyke crossing, Bathampton Down, Rainbow Wood, Prior Park College, Combe Down Road, Bradford Road, Glasshouse, the Burnt House Inn at Odd Down and the Fosse Way.
Pottery Finds at Foxhill, Bath.W J Wedlake
Camertonia 2 (1951-52) pp. 5 – 10.
Quantity of Roman pottery finds during laying out of housing estate. Site examined and, with the Guinea Lane site, will be the subject of a Report to the Somerset Archaeology and Natural History Society for their Proceedings.

Obituary. The Right Reverend Abbot Horne. O.S.B., F.S.A.W J Wedlake
Camertonia 2 (1951-52) pp. 13 – 15.
The First President of the Club. Photograph p 14

Right Rev. Ethelbert Horne. F.S.A
Camertonia 2 (1951-52) p. 14.

Obituary. Dr Arthur Bulleid. L.R.C.P., F.S.A.W J Wedlake
Camertonia 2 (1951-52) pp. 15 – 16.
The Discoverer and Excavator of the Glastonbury Lake Village.