Camertonia issue 27 (1988)

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41st Annual ReportW J Wedlake
Camertonia 27 (1988) pp. 1 – 2.
Reflections on past achievements. Mention of Camerton, Nettleton, Society of Antiquaries, Thames and Hudson, Bath City Wall, the Church of St James and the Roman Temple at the Arlington House site. Also the Wallmead Barrows and the Standing Stones at Twinhoe and Wellow. The two North Somerset Miscellanies. Nancy Smith Memorial Fund was originally £250. £500 from this fund will now be used to publish History of Camerton. Donations for this invited. Thanks to loyal members especially the Secretary Peter Greening, Treasurer Arthur Clout, Win Underhay, Arthur Selway, Betty Hall and Ted Longhurst.

Lectures 1987-88W J Wedlake
Camertonia 27 (1988) p. 2.
1987. 7th October, J Douia, ‘The Work of the Bristol Industrial Trust’. 4th November, P. Greening, ‘Anglo-Saxon Bath’, 2nd December, P Davenport, ‘Recent Excavations in Bath’. 1988. 3rd February, P Woodward, ‘Some Somerset Churches’. 2nd March, E Coretti, ‘Italian Pre-historic Art’.

Summer Excursions 1987 and Winter Programme 1987-1988W J Wedlake
Camertonia 27 (1988) p. 3.
2nd May, Mendip, taking in Aveline’s Hole, Read’s Cavern and Dolebury Hillfort. 9th May, Carscliffe Deserted Medieval Village nr Cheddar. 24th June, Leigh on Mendip led by Arthur Clout. 22nd July, Excavations at Venta Silurum (Caerwent) led by Peter Greening. 19th September, A modern pilgrim’s view of Glastonbury. At Bennett Street HQ. 1987. 21st October, ‘Chatham Dockyard Heritage Centre’ Arthur Clout. 25th November, AGM. 9th December, Christmas Party. 1988. 17th February, W Underhay, ‘An Eastern Holiday’. 23rd March, Arthur Selway, ‘Recollections of New Zealand’.

Conservation Area Advisory Committee ReportBetty Hall
Camertonia 27 (1988) pp. 3 – 4.
Major Crombie Chairman for 1987 in place of Mr Stollar. Deputy Chair Councillor Hemmings. Among contentious issues during the year; whether Avon County Council should build the Beckford Spur Road, now that the Ministry of Transport has dropped this from its Batheaston by-pass and A46/A36 link road scheme. Many unacceptable applications to develop the Cavendish Lodge site and the field at the rear, applications to construct gardens on the flat roofs of historic buildings, the re-development of Ames Garage in Circus Mews and the request from the developers of the Bath Street site, to move the spa water fountain. Nominations invited for the 1987 Environmental Award Scheme. Betty Hall nominated Old Thimble Mill, presently part of the Bath Hotel.

New Members
Camertonia 27 (1988) p. 4.

The AccountsA E Clout
Camertonia 27 (1988) pp. 4 – 5.
Auditor L J Holt. The committee has agreed that £500 from the Nancy Smith Memorial Fund should be used towards the publication of Bill Wedlake’s ‘History of Camerton’.

Book Review: The Archaeology of Avon
Camertonia 27 (1988) pp. 6 – 7.
A Review from the Neolithic to the Middle Ages. Edited by Michael Aston and Rob Iles. Published Avon C.C. £6.95.