Camertonia issue 7 (1) (1959)

Officers of the Club
Camertonia 7 Part 1 (1959) p. 1.

Excavation Programme 1959W J Wedlake
Camertonia 7 Part 1 (1959) p. 2.
Camerton will be Saturday afternoons until middle of May. Volunteers welcomed. Wick Wood, Nettleton will be during the latter part of May. Volunteers welcome, but notice needed for transport arrangements. A full week of excavation at Nettleton will be the 1st to the 8th August. Also Mr and Mrs Jaffray and Dr Bird leaving Bath. (see also p 3/4)

Excursions 1959W J Wedlake
Camertonia 7 Part 1 (1959) p. 2.
Reference here to an ‘enclosed list of excursions’ for 1959, but nothing found. See also Camertonia No 7 Pt II.

Annual Report 1958W J Wedlake
Camertonia 7 Part 1 (1959) p. 3.
10th Annual Meeting. Membership 150. Founded in the Saddle Room at Camerton Court with less than a dozen members. Good quote here from Sir Mortimer Wheeler. …”the Camerton Excavation Club has become a focus of archaeological information and enterprise throughout a large area in the neighbourhood of Bath” etc..

Wick Wood, NettletonW J Wedlake
Camertonia 7 Part 1 (1959) p. 3.
Season now completed. No archaeological details given. Distinguished visitors include Duke of Beaufort, Mr and Mrs Webb, Prof Jocelyn Toynbee, Miss Violet Taylor, Mrs Clifford, Mrs O’Neill, Prof. Ian Richmond, Mr Shepherd Frere, Prof Tratman, Prof Cook and Sir Mortimer Wheeler. (see also p 2 and p 6/7)

CamertonW J Wedlake
Camertonia 7 Part 1 (1959) pp. 3 – 4.
Work continues from November 1958 until mid May 1959 (see also p 2)

The Camerton ReportW J Wedlake
Camertonia 7 Part 1 (1959) p. 4.
Publication of the Report was celebrated with a Sherry Party at the Pump Rooms with ‘so many of our friends from neighbouring Archaeological Societies.’

LecturesW J Wedlake
Camertonia 7 Part 1 (1959) p. 4.
Note that W.E.A. lectures at the Technical College fall on the same evenings (Tuesdays) as the Club lectures. Members urged to support CEC lectures.

St James Church, BathW J Wedlake
Camertonia 7 Part 1 (1959) p. 4.
Awaiting an opportunity to investigate the sites when Woolworths commence building work.

The Pump Room HotelW J Wedlake
Camertonia 7 Part 1 (1959) p. 4.
The possibility of the Club co-operating in the proposed excavation of the site, if and when the present building is demolished.

ExcursionsW J Wedlake
Camertonia 7 Part 1 (1959) p. 4.
Suggestions for new venues would be welcomed.

Income Tax ExemptionW J Wedlake
Camertonia 7 Part 1 (1959) pp. 4 – 5.
Exemption granted, through the efforts of the Secretary and the Treasurer.

Treasurer’s ReportH F Moore
Camertonia 7 Part 1 (1959) p. 5.
Details of the Accounts, includes Grantees for Wick Wood excavations. They are; Society of Antiquaries, Carnegie U.K. and the British Academy.

Treasurer’s ReportH F Moore
Camertonia 7 Part 1 (1959) p. 5.
Summary of the Accounts, including reference to Nancy Smith Memorial Fund.

Excursions 1958. Report and AccountsD G Melluish
Camertonia 7 Part 1 (1959) pp. 8 – 9.
4th May. Sherborne Abbey, Shaftesbury Museum & Abbey Ruins. No Report. 8th June. Cleeve Hill Camp, Bolas Knap, Chedworth, Cirencester and Uley. Led by Mrs Clifford. At Uley the visit was to Hetty Peglers Tump. 6th July. Maiden Castle, Wareham and Corfe Castle. No Report. 7th September. Nettleton, Lugbury and Castle Combe. ‘Members greatly impressed by the excavations’ at Nettleton. 28th September. Kennet Barrow and Stonehenge. No Report.

The Camerton Report Publication Fund
Camertonia 7 Part 1 (1959) p. 10.
6th List of Subscribers to 14th March 1959. List of names and amounts given.

Review of The Camerton Report.
Camertonia 7 Part 1 (1959) pp. 10 – 11.
Full copy of the Review in the January 1959 issue of The Book Exchange. Noted that it includes 23 plates, 63 figures and 3 folding plans.

Members who have joined since July 1958
Camertonia 7 Part 1 (1959) p. 11.

Obituary. Mr R Theobald
Camertonia 7 Part 1 (1959) p. 11.