Ivor Noël Hume
(30th September 1927– February 4th 2017)

The end of an era: and an incredible loss to archaeology and the literary world  
(But what a wonderful legacy you left in your wake!)

Written by Ian Blair

 

Ivor Noel Hume at St Swithins House 1949Ivor Noël Hume uncovering the footings of a substantial Roman masonry building at St Swithin’s House in 1949

 

Ivor Noel-Hume excavating at Ironmonger Lane 1949

Noel, unusually sans duffle-coat, looking dapper in his de-mob suit, exposing the Roman mosaic at 11 Ironmonger Lane in 1949

 

Ivor Noel-Hume at Carters Grove January 2013

The real Indiana Jones: Noel at ‘Carter's Grove Plantation’ in January 2013