Following the AGM, our President, David Dawson, gave an excellent talk about Ken Barton whose interest in archaeology began when he volunteered at a dig in Chester. From there he went on to have a varied and interesting career in museums and an interest and passion for medieval and post-medieval pottery. He was a founder member of the Post-Medieval Ceramic Research group, later the Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology. Whilst working in Bristol he took part in the excavations of the Star Roman Villa as well as at other local sites with Philip Rahtz. A keen collector of pots, his collection was donated to the Somerset Museum Service.