Camertonia issue 8 (2) (1961)

AGM 1961W J Wedlake
Camertonia 8 Part 2 (1961) p. 1.
21st November 1961. An appeal for a Civic Museum for Bath. Appointment of new Treasurer ( see p 11 )

EditorialW J Wedlake
Camertonia 8 Part 2 (1961) p. 1.
Apologies – no two copies of Camertonia in 1961.

Forthcoming EventsW J Wedlake
Camertonia 8 Part 2 (1961) pp. 1 – 2.
16th December, a Wine and Cheese Party – this to take the place of the Annual Dinner. Spring 1962, a Jumble Sale and an Excursion to see the Woodchester Pavement, which is only uncovered every 10 years.

Headquarters
Camertonia 8 Part 2 (1961) pp. 2 – 3.
A detailed Report on the refurbishing of the new headquarters at 2 Gay Street. Opened by Sir Mortimer Wheeler on 17th June 1961. ‘What a happy event it proved to be!’ Dinner at the York Hotel followed. Meetings every Tuesday. Details here of work in pottery cleaning etc being undertaken and the use of electrolysis equipment. Costs £1 per week, covered by increased subs and jumble sale.

Directors Report 1961W J Wedlake
Camertonia 8 Part 2 (1961) pp. 2 – 3.
Again a successful year.

Future Headquarters Activities
Camertonia 8 Part 2 (1961) p. 3.
Items here on 1.The recording of finds – onto 25″ maps. 2. A resumption of the recording of archaeological finds in liaison with the Bath City Reference Library. 3. The record of small finds from Nettleton in a suitable form for publication in the proposed Nettleton Report. 4. The intention to make a Model and Section of the Temple-Mausoleum at Nettleton.

Financial position
Camertonia 8 Part 2 (1961) pp. 3 – 4.
Satisfactory. List of countries that have bought The Camerton Report. Reference to Nancy Smith Memorial Fund, the Publications Fund and the Bath City Account. Mention of cost of re-conditioning the temple-mausoleum site at Nettleton now that work has been completed.

Excursions 1961
Camertonia 8 Part 2 (1961) p. 4.
Only one this year – to Cirencester. Thoughts on reasons for lack of support. Suggestion of long weekend, such as Hadrians Wall several years ago.

Lectures 1961
Camertonia 8 Part 2 (1961) p. 4.
Well attended, but recommendation that the charge for visitors should be raised to 2/-

Camertonia
Camertonia 8 Part 2 (1961) pp. 4 – 5.
Only one Camertonia this year, because of high cost of printing and postage.

Membership
Camertonia 8 Part 2 (1961) p. 5.
Approx 106. Good wishes to Miss Dorothy Bushell, of the Baths Museum, on her move to the Curtis Museum at Alton. Mr Michael Owen, one of the C.E.C. members, has succeeded her.

Excavations 1961. Camerton site
Camertonia 8 Part 2 (1961) p. 5.
No work on this Romano British site this year. (see also the following 5 items)

Obituary. ‘Mrs M Humphreys.
Camertonia 8 Part 2 (1961) p. 5.

Representation on other bodies
Camertonia 8 Part 2 (1961) p. 5.
Continued attendance at meetings of the C.B.A. Group 13, Somerset Archaeological Society and the City of Bath Excavation Committee. Also the C.B.A. Conferences.

Nettleton. The Temple Mausoleum
Camertonia 8 Part 2 (1961) pp. 7 – 8.
Excavations on the Temple, dedication to the God Apollo, complete. Detailed review of the interpretation of this building.

Nettleton: The Rectagular Building
Camertonia 8 Part 2 (1961) pp. 8 – 10.
Excavations completed ‘as far as the river will allow us to do’. Detailed Report on the same. Will continue in the area of the nearby modern road. Re-iteration of Thanks for Grants and professional advice. List of distinguished visitors.

Exhibition during Bath Festival etc
Camertonia 8 Part 2 (1961) p. 10.
Proposal from Mortimer Wheeler that material held by C.E.C. should be exhibited. Awareness that this would need considerable preparation.

Future Activities
Camertonia 8 Part 2 (1961) p. 10.
16th December, a Cheese and Wine at the Headquarters in Gay Street, in place of the Annual Dinner. A Jumble Sale in 1962 – date to be arranged.

Bath Museum
Camertonia 8 Part 2 (1961) pp. 10 – 11.
Detailed and strongly argued case of a need for a Civic Museum in Bath.

Hon.Treasurer
Camertonia 8 Part 2 (1961) p. 11.
Tribute to the work of the retiring Treasurer, Mr H F Moore

Acknowledgements
Camertonia 8 Part 2 (1961) p. 11.
Thanks to the Secretary, Mr Peter Greening and to Excursion Secretary, Miss Dorothy Melluish

Treasurer’s ReportH F Moore
Camertonia 8 Part 2 (1961) pp. 12 – 15.
Specific mention of the Nancy Smith Memorial Fund and the City of Bath Excavation Account.

Excursion 1961 & AccountsD Melluish
Camertonia 8 Part 2 (1961) p. 16.
9th April Cirencester.

Illustrated Lectures 1961
Camertonia 8 Part 2 (1961) p. 16.
3rd October, ‘Archaeological Sites in Central Italy’, W.J.Wedlake. 7th November, ‘The Pictish & Norse Site on the Brough of Birsay on Orkney, Raleigh Radford. 21 November, AGM. 5th December, ‘Iron Age Bog Burials’, Mrs M Cotton.

Lectures planned 1962
Camertonia 8 Part 2 (1961) pp. 16 – 17.
9th January, ‘The Saxon Palace at Cheddar’, Philip Rahtz. 6th February, ‘Excavations at Dinas Powys’, Leslie Alcock. 6th March, ‘Romano-British Townships in the West’, F.C Annable.

New members since December 1960
Camertonia 8 Part 2 (1961) p. 17.

Archaeological Record of Bath & District
Camertonia 8 Part 2 (1961) p. 18.
The re-instatement of the practice of collecting archaeological items from newspapers etc. Miss S Lloyd has offered to supervise this work.

The Publication. “Excavation at Camerton, Somerset”
Camertonia 8 Part 2 (1961) p. 18.
An account of 25 years of archaeological excavation, fully illustrated. Further details of price and where to obtain.

Skinner MSSW.J.Wedlake
Camertonia 8 Part 2 (1961) pp. 18 – 19.
Extracts from the MSS of April 1826, including Skinner poem on the accidental breaking of an amber bead which had contained a bee.