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Ilid Elizabeth Anthony, M.A., Ph.D., F.S.A. (1926? - 2012) 105th President


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Before coming to Wales Dr Ilid Anthony was Curator of the Verulanium Roman Museum at St Albans, and had written about the excavations at that site in 1963-4 in Hertfordshire Archaeology. This was also the basis of her first lecture to the Society in 1971. A talk which was entitled "Recent discoveries at Verulamium".

Verulanium guide book written by Ilid Anthony

Verulanium guide book written by Ilid Anthony

Having come to Wales she was based at the St Fagan's Museum of Welsh Life and contributed a number of publications on relevant topics such as: -

  1. 1971 - Roman London (Young Archaeologist Books)
  2. 1972 - Quilting and Patchwork in Wales
  3. 1973 - Discovering regional archaeology : Wales
  4. 1975 - Costumes of the Welsh People

With many thanks to Elen Phillips @StFagansTextiles we have the following extra detail Dr Ilid Anthony was appointed to the staff of @StFagans_Museum in February 1970 as Assistant Keeper of the Department of Material Culture. She retired in May 1985

Costumes of the Welsh People by Ilid Anthony

Costumes of the Welsh People by Ilid Anthony

She was a President of the Archaeological section as well as being that of the Parent Society

  1. 1972 - Welsh Vernacular Architecture
  2. 1973 - Spinning and Weaving
  3. 1975 - Costumes of the Welsh People

Dr Anthony passed away in 2012 at the age of 86 in Cardiff



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