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Clive Peacock Memorial Award

Clive was a very active member of BACAS and the Committee decided to grant, in his memory, an annual award to the nominated member who is considered to have made the most important contribution to the Society during the previous year.


Clive Peacock Memorial Award 2017

The Clive Peacock Award for 2017 was given to Alastair Macleay. Alastair has been a longstanding and valuable member of the Excursions Group. He is standing down, but will still be available as a consultant. Alastair (left) is pictured here with Les Hayes.

Alistair Macleavy and Les Hayes



Clive Peacock Memorial Award 2016

The Clive Peacock Award for 2016 went to Les Hayes for all his work at the Lilliput Farm base.

Les was presented with a copy of the book 'The Real Lives of Roman Britain'.



Clive Peacock Memorial Award 2015

At the 2015 AGM, the award was given to Janet Pryke for the work she had done in 2014 on her own member's project in the Royal Crescent/Victoria Park area. Janet has taken a professional approach to the geophysical surveys and has promptly produced high quality reports.Congratulations to Janet, who is pictured with her award, the book by Peter Garnsey and Richard Saller 'The Roman Empire: Economy, Society and Culture'.



Clive Peacock Memorial Award 2014

In 2014 the award was given to Rick Buettner who the Committee felt embodied everything the Society aims to achieve in its objects within the Constitution. Rick has had a long-time interest in archaeology and has put this into practice, first by helping others with their projects, geophysics with John Oswin, undertaking the Society's Archaeological Training Course, attending lectures and embarking on his own project, with help from John Oswin and others, with fantastic results. Again the Committee was unanimous and the award was given to Rick for his exceptional work on the Little Solsbury project and the acclaimed report.Congratulations to Rick, who is pictured with his award, the book by Ian Brown 'Beacons in the Landscape: the Hillforts of England and Wales'.



Clive Peacock Memorial Award 2013

This year, for the second time, there were two winners of the award: Keith Turner and Margaret Nuth. Keith and Margaret were nominated for all of their hard work in putting together the Camertonia Archive, which entailed indexing every article appearing in every edition of Camertonia since 1949. A summary of every article and a searchable database is now accessible from the BACAS website. In addition, at the time of writing, PDFs are available for every article published in the 2009, 2010 and 2011 editions and Margaret and Keith currently working on scanning in all articles from all editions. The Archive went live in October 2012 and is already proving to be a valuable research resource.As Keith and Margaret have always been a fan of Sally Phillips' wonderful cartoons, the Committee commissioned Sally to produce a cartoon for each of them, which were then framed, and, as usual, they were excellent.Congratulations to Keith and Margaret, who are pictured here with their cartoons.    



Clive Peacock Memorial Award 2012

In 2012 the award was given to John Richards, who was nominated for his role as Project Leader of the joint BACAS/BaNES Stanton Drew Project. Along with John Oswin, John Richards wrote the acclaimed reports for the work in 2009 and last year they completed the 2010 report. The Committee were delighted to give the award to John and at the AGM in February he was presented with the Aubrey Burl book ‘From Carnac to Callanish: Prehistoric Stone Rows of Britain, Ireland and Brittany’ by Chairman Bob Whitaker (right).



Clive Peacock Memorial Award 2011

This year, for the first time, there were two winners of the award: Mary Huntley and Sue Woods. Mary and Sue were nominated for the all the work that they have done, not just in the past year but in the previous ten years, providing the essential refreshments for countless open days and lectures. From fantastic cakes to superb mince pies, including Iron Age dishes along the way, they have been a key part to the success of our public events.  As Mary and Sue have always been a fan of Sally Phillips’ wonderful cartoons, the Committee commissioned Sally to produce a cartoon for each of them, which were then framed, and, as usual, they were excellent. Congratulations to Mary and Sue, who are pictured here with their cartoons.




Clive Peacock Memorial Award 2010

The winner for 2010 was John Oswin, an individual who contributed a huge amount to BACAS in 2009.  John was nominated for his expertise in geophysics, which has enhanced the reputation of BACAS not just in the surveys of the environs of Upper Row Farm but also with the survey of Stanton Drew stone circles that he led in July.  The excellent and professional report he produced with John Richards has been extremely well received and is a credit to the Society. John has generously assisted members with their personal projects and has spent many hours volunteering for the Educational Project, answering numerous questions from inquisitive 8 year olds. Congratulations to John, who is pictured with his prize.



Clive Peacock Memorial Award 2009

The winner for 2009 is Dawn Hodgson, who was nominated for all the work she has done in two key areas for the Society. Firstly, as Finds Supervisor for the annual training excavation, where she has been responsible for the washing, identification and marking of all the finds during the last eight years and secondly for the osteo-archaeological input she has provided, particularly during 2008 with the Romano-British burials at Combe Down and Thomas Street.

Congratulations Dawn!





Clive Peacock Memorial Award 2008

The winner for 2008 is Owen Dicker, for his services to the Society not just in geophysics and excavation but for all the hard work he puts into sourcing equipment, materials, construction and logistics. 



Congratulations Owen!



Clive Peacock Memorial Award 2007

The first member to receive this award, is Keith Turner. Nominated for his contributions to the geophysical survey results, Keith provides the excellent geophysics graphics that appear both in Camertonia and on this website. He not only developed the two colour superimposed geophysics on the maps, but also invented the photographic tower than enables us to take those detailed vertical shots (and he puts them together).




A photograph of Blacklands villa taken with the aerial camera invented by Keith





Congratulations Keith!



British Archaeological Awards

In 2008 we entered the ‘Best Amateur or Independent Archaeological Project’ (Pitt-Rivers Award) and received the Graham Webster Laurels which in the words of the organisers “is for the amateur project which contributes most to education in archaeology goes to a major long term project by a well known and well respected amateur group. As well as being a very successful training excavation of an important 1st and 2nd century site the project has expanded to incorporate an educational project using the site and material obtained from it to involve local schools, colleges and other archaeology groups. In addition, an HLF grant has enabled the group to recruit a part-time educational officer. For a project that is in the best tradition of large scale amateur endeavours the Graham Webster Laurels are deservedly awarded to Bath and Camerton Archaeological Society for the Blacklands Project.” In 2006 we were again a finalist for the Pitt-Rivers Award and received a certificate and an invitation to apply to the Robert Kiln Trust for a grant, which we did receiving a cheque for £1000. In 2004 the Society entered for the Pitt-Rivers Award but was not a finalist this year.




Pitt Rivers Award 2002

The Society was a finalist in the 2002 British Archaeological Awards for the Pitt Rivers Prize. The Society was Highly Commended by the judges, and received a cheque for £1,250, a commemorative plate and a certificate. This was the first time the Society had entered the competition, and it was a great achievement to be one of the four finalists. The top award went to the Fast Castle Project; the Graham Webster Laurels (for education in an archaeological project) went to the Sedgeford Project; and the Botel Castle Project and our own Upper Row Project were highly commended.