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So far as he was concerned, an understanding of history was an essential quality of a civilised person and the thought of science outside a context of history repelled him. How many people may have read or consulted The Coins of the Ancient Britons, it is impossible to say. What mattered, however, so far as his influence within the county and within his own class of people throughout Britain was concerned was that a successful, hard-working businessman and pillar of local society should at the same time be a Fellow of the Royal Society and the Society of Antiquaries and that the Universities of Oxford and Dublin should have recognised the quality of his antiquarian studies by awarding him honorary doctorates.
For those who were privileged to take a share in the work, the wooden excavation hut at Old Sarum will ever be a pleasant memory. 'Hawley was the most modest and self-effacing of men, generous to a fault and greatly appreciative of competence in others, being himself skilled in all manner of ways. From the workshop at his home at Figheldean came a series of neatly made 'gadgets', which he was wont to present to his friends and valued workers; his own excavating tools were as ingenious, neat and clean as their owner.
In the same year, the Sheffield Architectural and Archaeological Society explored their chosen area in a rather more adventurous fashion, with only two churches in the agreeably varied mix. The point of departure was Rotherham. m. and on their way called to look at the fine oak room in the Old Hall at Carbrook and the old Roman station at Temple Borough near Rotherham (lckles), respecting both of which places the Rev. J. Stacey gave some particulars. After visiting Wentworth House (by the kind permission of Lord Fitzwilliam), the party were met at the Church by Mr.