Camertonia issue 24 (1985)

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Camertonia 24 (1985)
Officers and Committee 1984-85

Annual Report 1984W J Wedlake
Camertonia 24 (1985) pp. 1 – 2.
Increasing economic difficulties having a depressing effect on archaeological research. The Western Archaeological Trust has gone into liquidation. Will mean increasing reliance on voluntary effort. Proud to remember the Camerton and Nettleton Reports – the results of years of voluntary/amateur efforts. But amateurs have come to feel unwanted. A scheme to help with travelling costs would be useful. (This is a long and thoughtful piece).

Summer Evening ExcursionsW J Wedlake
Camertonia 24 (1985) p. 2.
Thanks to Miss Underhay for arranging visits to churches and other sites (see page 4.

Winter LecturesW J Wedlake
Camertonia 24 (1985) p. 2.
Thanks to Secretary Mr Peter Greening for another good programme of lectures. Increase in hire charges for the room at the Techinical College. Members urged to attend and bring friends. (see page 5/6)

Headquarters MeetingsW J Wedlake
Camertonia 24 (1985) p. 2.
Meetings successful including Christmas Party. Gifts of food and drinks welcome.

Parish SurveysW J Wedlake
Camertonia 24 (1985) p. 2.
Regret that little effort has been made in this area. Volunteers would be welcomed.

HeadquartersW J Wedlake
Camertonia 24 (1985) p. 2.
Thanks to the Bath Photographic Society for the continuing use of their premises as the BACAS Headquarters for the winter evening meetings.

RepresentationW J Wedlake
Camertonia 24 (1985) pp. 2 – 3.
At CBA Group 13, Avon Archaeological Council and their symposiums, Somerset Archaeological Society and the Bath Archaeological Trust, now the Bath Preservation Trust and Bath Area Advisory Committee.

ThanksW J Wedlake
Camertonia 24 (1985) p. 3.
To Mr Peter Greening, who is now returning to the Bath area. To Treasurer, Mr A Clout, and to Mr Leslie Holt the auditor. To Miss Underhay for her work with Excursions and Miss Hall with the Bath Advisory Committee. Also to Mr Ted Longworth for redrawing some of the Glastonbury drawings, to Mr Arthur Selway for printing the annual programme and to all those who have assisted with all other jobs in any way

Report on the Summer Programme 1984W Underhay
Camertonia 24 (1985) pp. 3 – 4.
Seven excursions during the summer.(only five recorded here) May, Chew Magna, Camerley, Kilmersden and Babington. 3rd June, whole day in Caerwent, Caerleon and Penhow. 13th June, Bristol Old City. 27th June, talk at Freshford on the Wansdyke by K Annable. 25th July, walk on the Wansdyke led by Cyril Love. July ?, Chewton Mendip and Litton. There are detailed reports here on some of these excursions.

Conservation Area Advisory Report 1984W J Wedlake
Camertonia 24 (1985) p. 5.
Items include the need for more toilets in the centre of Bath. Report on the Mowlem-Blakeney-Ireland and Podium site schemes which had both fallen through. Questions on Refuse Transfer Station, proposed to be built on the old Gas Works site. Entries invited for the Environmental Award scheme sponsored by Bath and Portland Group in 1983. Plaques and certificates are finally being awarded for the rebuilding of the Plummer-Roddis block in New Bond Street and the alterations to the tea house at the Holburne of Menstrie museum.

Lectures 1984-85W J Wedlake
Camertonia 24 (1985) p. 5.
1984. 3rd October, S Hunt, ‘The History of Bath Spa’. 7th November, P Davenport, ‘Recent Excavations in Bath’. 5th December, W Wedlake, ‘Rev John Skinner – the last 30 years’. 1985. 6th February, P Greening, ‘Some Aspects of Medieval Bath’. 6th March, R Iles, ‘Archaeology and the Landscape’.

Winter programmeW J Wedlake
Camertonia 24 (1985) p. 6.
1984. 17th October, A Selway, ‘A National Trust trip to Northumbria’. 23rd October, AGM. 14th December, Christmas Party. 1985. 20th February, P Greening, ‘An Archaeological Tour on the Continent’. 20th March, P. Greening, ‘St Werburgh by Bath’.

Treasurer’s ReportA Clout
Camertonia 24 (1985) pp. 7 – 8.
To September 1984. Banks tightening their procedures towards small Societies.

Camertonia 24 (1985) p. 9.
Reminder to pay on time.

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Camertonia 24 (1985)
New Members

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Camertonia 24 (1985)
The Camerton Report and the two North Somerset Miscellanies available for sale.