Camertonia issue 20 (1981)

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Camertonia 20 (1981)
Officers and Committee 1980-81

Annual Report 1980W J Wedlake
Camertonia 20 (1981) p. 1.
Fairly successful year. Small Societies like BACAS finding it increasingly difficult to maintain services on an income which is increasingly less in value.

LecturesW J Wedlake
Camertonia 20 (1981) p. 1.
Well attended. Charge for hire of hall at Technical College has increased. (see page 4)

HeadquartersW J Wedlake
Camertonia 20 (1981) p. 1.
Having to quit Headquarters, after unacceptable rent rise (see Camertonia No 19). Members are still clearing accumulation of finds from 34 years of work. The Camerton and Nettleton finds are now in the care of the Bristol City Museum. Some Bath City material given to the Bath Museum authority.(Very strongly worded piece here) Lack of co-operation of Bath City Council ‘despite the fact that it was largely due to our 1956 City Wall Excavation that brought Sir Mortimer Wheeler to Bath and this was soon followed by the appointment of its first Curator (Dr Ilid Anthony) and the beginning of the reconstruction of the Roman Baths Museum. It is an odd way of acknowledgement of our work in Bath…..’ Thanks to Bath Photographic Society for allowing the Society to meet at their premises in Bennett Street. Note at the end of ‘Glastonbury’ on p 3 that future meetings of the Society will be held on Wednesdays.

Nettleton ReportW J Wedlake
Camertonia 20 (1981) p. 2.
Now at the printers and proof copies are expected soon.

RepresentationW J Wedlake
Camertonia 20 (1981) p. 2.
At meetings of Somerset Archaeological Society, Avon Archaeological Council, CBA Group 13 Meetings, Council for Rescue Archaeology in Avon, Gloucester and Somerset, the Bath Preservation Trust and Bath Archaeological Trust.

ExcursionsW J Wedlake
Camertonia 20 (1981) p. 2.
Kingscote in June and Brean Down in July. Summer evening meetings were to Wansdyke, Wells, Priddy Lead Mines, Castle Combe and Downside Abbey. The latter, guided by Father Philip Jebb OSB, included seeing the large and valuable collection of vestments at the Abbey and an explanation of the role each plays in church liturgy. Thanks to Miss Win Underhay for all the arrangements. (see also p 4)

Donation (end of Glastonbury item)W J Wedlake
Camertonia 20 (1981) p. 3.
Thanks to anonymous donor of £100, to the Nancy Smith Memorial Fund.

Summer MeetingsW J Wedlake
Camertonia 20 (1981) p. 3.
Welcome suggestions for suitable visits, which are hoped to continue during the coming summer.

The TreasurerW J Wedlake
Camertonia 20 (1981) p. 3.
Thanks to Mr B Cousins who is moving from Bath.

Lectures 1979-80W J Wedlake
Camertonia 20 (1981) p. 4.
This is repeat of the list of lectures shown in Camertonia 19 for 1979-1980

Summer Evening Excursions 1980W J Wedlake
Camertonia 20 (1981) p. 4.
20th May, P Greening, Wansdyke. 3rd June, Win Underhay, Mells. 1st July, Betty Hall, Castle Combe. 15th July, Bill Wedlake, Downside Abbey. 29th July, David Edwards, Priddy Lead Mines. Also Sunday excursion to Roman site at Kingscote on 29th June.

Treasurer’s Report 1980B T Cousins
Camertonia 20 (1981) pp. 5 – 7.
Membership now 66 – a disturbing trend.

NotesW J Wedlake
Camertonia 20 (1981) p. 8.
Appeal for subs to be paid on time.

PublicationsW J Wedlake
Camertonia 20 (1981) p. 8.
Details of ‘Excavations at Camerton’ and the two ‘North Somerset Miscellanies’ with their prices.