Volume 11 Queen Camel and the Cadburys is now available

2 June, 2015 (All day)
Tom Mayberry, chaiman of Somerset VCH Trust with guests

On Tuesday 2 June we celebrated the launch of the 11th volume of the Victoria County History of Somerset Queen Camel and the Cadburys at North Cadbury village hall. Guests included Prof. Richard Hoyle and staff from the VCH, trustees of the Somerset County History Trust, staff from the Somerset Heritage Centre, representatives of Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society, the South Somerset Archaeological Research Group and the Somerset Vernacular Building Research Group and the chairman of the South West Heritage Trust. They were welcomed by Tom Mayberry chairman of the Somerset County History Trust who thanked all those who had helped with the production of the volume. Richard Hoyle spoke about the VCH in its national context and the prospect of the publication of the next Somerset volume in the not too distant future.

Dr Clare Randall gave a presentation on the archaeological discoveries and the early exploitation of the landscape in the area especially from the Bronze Age to the Romano-British period. Many of these sites rival anything found before as geophysical techniques reveal new and important sites including Roman villas.

The afternoon concluded with tea and cakes and the opportunity to see and purchase the new volume.

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