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 Post subject: Christmas Dinner 21 December 2011 + minutes of last meeting
PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:32 am 

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Farmer Parr will once again be providing his acclaimed HOT POT & APPLE PIE FESTIVE FEAST at our next meeting on 21 December. The meal will be served at 7.15ish in the cafe and our own Gary Thornton will be providing the after dinner talk on his 2011 exploits (detecting that is).

There will be no cost to members this year. Non-member guests will be charged £7.00.

You may bring your own wine - glasses will be provided.

Please confirm your attendance by email or private message no later than Monday 19 Dec.

Minutes of Wyre Archaeology Group meeting 16 November 2011
Present: P Ashman, C Clayton, B Culshaw-Phillips, K Emery, D Hampson, T Lightbown, B Rigby, H Ricco, F Smith, G Thornton, S Tingle.
1 Chairman welcome: Chris welcomed to the November meeting.

2 Apologies for absence: received from Carlo, Pat, Dave B.

3 Minutes of last meeting: Posted on WAG Forum and sent be email were approved subject to amendment to Item 5 Treasurer’s Report. Should read ‘...£400 had been received...’.

4 Matters arising: a) Correspondence: Chris had followed up email from lecturer at B&TFC to ask for some clarification of likely audience for a talk. Students are Foundation Degree level (History and Heritage Management). A date is to be arranged next year. b) Ken asked about progress in regard to the museum display case. Paul reported that a cabinet is being constructed but that some Perspex will be needed as a cover. Ken also offered use of his laminator. c) Dave H reported that he had followed up possible speakers but had had no reply from Dot Boughton. Barbara Laing had replied explaining that she had not received the first invitation and that she was very willing to come to talk to the group about general aspects of her research including comparative ancient/modern sea levels in the region. She had initially offered to speak at this meeting but had not been able to rearrange her work schedule. She will however attend the January meeting. Brian R had also identified a possible speaker from Lancashire Archaeology Society. d) Christmas meeting and dinner: following a brief discussion it was proposed and resolved that members would not have to contribute to the cost of this year’s meal and that the cost would be met from society funds. Dave H was asked to negotiate with James Parr and to ask if he would object to members bringing wine to accompany the meal. Action DH. e) Dave H reported that he was working on some publicity / article to distribute to local press etc to attempt to attract new members.

5 Treasurer’s Report: Gary reported that the society’s account now stood at £766. No major expenditure was anticipated until insurance premiums in March/April 2012.

6 Executive Committee: None

7 Correspondence: See Matters.

8 Excavation Update: Brian R and Paul had managed one visit to the site in the last few weeks and had opened a 1m trench in ‘J8’ where it had been expected to find evidence of post/stake holes. None were identified however but there were a few small finds including a small shard of glazed ware and possible a seed pod of some kind although it was felt this might have been imported to the trench from a boot! A number of split pebbles was found with flecks of charcoal. Brian will again be on site on Sundays from 9.00 subject to weather conditions and will post an email if not attending.

9 AOB: In answer to a question from Ken regarding possible improvement to the heating in the meeting room, Barbara and Hilary offered the use of some portable heaters which was gratefully accepted by members. Chris said he would try to sort out the continuing problem with the PAS database in December. DH gave a brief account of the archaeological activities of his daughter who received her Masters Degree (Forensic Archaeology) from Bournemouth University in January and has since been working with the firm Pre Construct Archaeology in London.

10 Date of next meeting: Wednesday 21 December at 7.00pm.


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