Camertonia issue 29 (1990)

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Chairman’s Report 1989. 43rd Annual ReportP Greening
Camertonia 29 (1990) pp. 1 – 2.
The death of Bill Wedlake (see also p 6-8). Thanks to Treasurer, the Committee and Win Underhay for providing for the meetings. Also to Ted and Mrs Longhurst for providing their home for a viewing of ‘An Archaeological Tour of Crete’. Donation on that evening paid into the the Wedlake Publication fund.

Englishcombe Tithe BarnP Greening
Camertonia 29 (1990) p. 2.
The Chairman (Peter Greening) represented the Society at the public enquiry on the application to convert this important building into a dwelling house. The Secretary of State for the Environment has now refused this application and English Heritage are presently promoting the restoration of the barn.

Lectures 1989-90
Camertonia 29 (1990) p. 2.
1989 4 October, B Lowe, ‘Keynsham Abbey’. 1 November, P Greening, ’18th Century Pleasure Gardens in Bath’. 15 November, AGM. 6 December, M Beaton, ‘Recent Archaeological work in Bath’. 1990. 7 February, J Elliot, ‘Looking after a Parish Church’. 7 March, J Stewart, ‘From Canopic Jars to Coptic Textiles’.

Summer Programme 1989
Camertonia 29 (1990) p. 3.
20 May, Visit to sites in the Langport area including Low Ham, Long Sutton, Long Road and Kingsbury Episcopi. 24 May, Lydney Park and Gardens led by J Elkins. 7 June, Marksbury and Stanton Prior led by Win Underhay. 1 July, Around Weston super Mare led by Derek Briggs. 15 July, Visit to the Stone Masons Yard, The Old Railway Station, Cheddar. 19 July, Hemington and Hardington Churches, led by Arthur Clout. 19 August, Flowers of the Somerset Levels led by Capt R Roe. 16 September, High Ham and Isle Abbots led by A Wood. Members may also attend meetings of the Somerset Archaeological Society to which we are affiliated and the CBA Group 13.

Winter Programme 1989 – 1990
Camertonia 29 (1990) p. 3.
1989. 18 October, W Underhay, An Archaeologial Quiz. 15 November, AGM., 13 December, Christmas Party at 2 Beckford Court. 1990. 21st February, T Longhurst, ‘A Visit to Knossos’. 21 March, D Boswell, ‘Archaeology in China’.

Bath Conservation Area Advisory Committee ReportBetty Hall
Camertonia 29 (1990) p. 4.
Major Crombie and Councillor Hemmings re-elected for 1989-90. City’s growing traffic problems discussed with Mr Poxon from Avon County. Following the exhibition of the proposed Southgate shopping area, the Prudential planning application was rejected. Avon Street development discussed and Spa revival also new building for the Bath College of Further Education. Also discussed Kensington bus depot, Lambridge Rugby Ground earmarked for Park and Ride on the east of the City. There was a tour of the Empire Hotel – details here. Dr Mowl for the Georgian Group suggested a statue of John Wood the Elder should be erected in the centre of the Circus.

Treasurer’s ReportA Clout
Camertonia 29 (1990) pp. 4 – 5.
L J Holt Auditor.

Obituary. William James Wedlake, 1904-1989
Camertonia 29 (1990) pp. 6 – 8.
This is a reproduction, in full, of the obituary that appeared in The Guardian.

New members
Camertonia 29 (1990) p. 8.

Camertonia 29 (1990) p. 8.
Reminder that annual subscriptions are due on the 1st January.

Camertonia 29 (1990) p. 9.
‘Excavations at Camerton’ and the two North Somerset Miscellanies.