Camertonia issue 4 (2) (1956)

Front Cover
Camertonia 4 Part 2 (1956)
Key Logo. See Camertonia No 1

Officers of the Club
Camertonia 4 Part 2 (1956) p. 1.

Lectures 1955 – 1956W J Wedlake
Camertonia 4 Part 2 (1956) p. 2.
1955. 1st November, ‘Silchester’ Mr G Boon of Reading Museum. This follows the visit to the site last summer. (see Camertonia No 4 Pt 1 p 10). 6th December, ‘The Earliest Industry and Trade of Britain’, Professor V Gordon Childe. 1956. 3rd January, ‘The Story of the Ancient Britons’. Held at the Pump Rooms, this was the Annual Lecture by the President, Sir Mortimer Wheeler… ‘a great success…delighted a very large audience.’. 7th February, ‘Belgic Invasion and Penetration in Southern England’. Mrs M A Cotton. 6th March, ‘Excavations at Camerton’. Mr W J Wedlake.

Discussions 1955 – 1956.P J Greening
Camertonia 4 Part 2 (1956) p. 3.
At the Abbey House, Bath. 1955. Reports on 8th November, ‘Beaker Folk’ led by Peter Greening. 13th December, ‘English Place Names’ led by Mr H Moore. 1956.14th February, ‘Preservation of the Dead in Antiquity’ opened by Mr Eric Richardson.

Camerton Club ActivitiesW J Wedlake
Camertonia 4 Part 2 (1956) p. 4.
Membership 120.

Lectures, Discussions and ExcursionsW J Wedlake
Camertonia 4 Part 2 (1956) p. 4.
All well supported and enjoyed. Charge of 1shilling for non members at lectures.

Visit to Brittany and the DordogneW J Wedlake
Camertonia 4 Part 2 (1956) pp. 4 – 5.
Proposal abandoned in view of small response.

CameraW J Wedlake
Camertonia 4 Part 2 (1956) p. 5.
Club now has a Kodak Reflex Camera

St James’ Church, BathW J Wedlake
Camertonia 4 Part 2 (1956) p. 5.
Mr Wedlake has been invited to take charge of the excavations here. The burials in the crypt are presently being removed.

Paid LabourW J Wedlake
Camertonia 4 Part 2 (1956) pp. 5 – 6.
Necessary to pay for some heavy work

SubscriptionsW J Wedlake
Camertonia 4 Part 2 (1956) p. 6.
Still 7/6. Again a plea for members to pay on time, as reminders cost money.

Emergency Excavations, Bath & N SomersetW J Wedlake
Camertonia 4 Part 2 (1956) p. 6.
Summary of visits to housing sites. Mention of stone coffins at Wick, Freshford, Sion Hill and Bathampton. Also Roman sites at Paulton and Midsomer Norton. Members urged to report back on any deep excavations going on in Bath and North Somerset.

The Camerton ReportW J Wedlake
Camertonia 4 Part 2 (1956) pp. 6 – 7.
Now ready for publication. Hope for grant from CBA. Public appeal for funds. A list of donors to be printed in the Report. Thanks to all those involved. (see also p 8/10)

Headquarters and MuseumW J Wedlake
Camertonia 4 Part 2 (1956) p. 8.
The search for a permanent home for the Club. The cost of renting somewhere suitable makes it impossible at the moment.

Camerton Report Fund. First list of subscribers
Camertonia 4 Part 2 (1956) pp. 8 – 9.
Total £354.7s.7p. Full list of names with the amounts donated – often in Guineas. (see p 6/7)

Orders received from bodies for the Camerton Report
Camertonia 4 Part 2 (1956) p. 10.
British Museum, University College Dublin, University College London, Birmingham University, Bristol University, Bristol City Library, University of London Library, Kent County Library, Bath Municipal Library, Harvard College Library, Massachusetts, USA.

Treasurers ReportH F Moore
Camertonia 4 Part 2 (1956) p. 11.
Treasurers Report

Camerton Excavation Club Account Balance Sheet 1955
Camertonia 4 Part 2 (1956) p. 12 – 13.

Excursion Secretary’s Balance Sheet
Camertonia 4 Part 2 (1956) p. 14.

Proposed Roman Market
Camertonia 4 Part 2 (1956) p. 15.
Preliminary meeting favourable. Will require a lot of planning. Objective to raise funds for the publication of the Report.

The Annual Dinner 1956W J Wedlake
Camertonia 4 Part 2 (1956) p. 15.
January 3rd at the Pump Room. Very successful. Combined with the lecture by Sir Mortimer Wheeler. (see p 2 above)

Jumble Sale
Camertonia 4 Part 2 (1956) p. 15.
Donations requested for this sale be held on the 17th March 1956.

Excursions planned for 1956
Camertonia 4 Part 2 (1956) p. 16.
Iron Age Hillforts around Warminster. Hadrians Wall, to include other sites in the area such as Rivaulx Abbey and York Minster etc. Uley Long Barrow and Berkeley Castle. St Albans. Some details here – but see Camertonia No 5 Pt 1 for reports.

Additional Names of Members
Camertonia 4 Part 2 (1956) pp. 17 – 18.
Those who have joined since December 1954.