Elysium Photograph

Elysium or the Elysian Fields (Ancient Greek: Ἠλύσιον πεδίον, Ēlýsion pedíon) is a conception of the afterlife that developed over time and was maintained by certain Greek religious and philosophical sects and cults. Initially separate from the realm of Hades, admission was reserved for mortals related to the gods and other heroes. Later, it expanded to include those chosen by the gods, the righteous, and the heroic, where they would remain after death, to live a blessed and happy life, and indulging in whatever employment they had enjoyed in life.




Des Woods RIPDes Woods


Caroline Rochester RIPCaroline Rochester



Margrethe-de-Neergaard RIPMargrethe-de-Neergaard
Video Clip


HughChapman RIP

Hugh Chapman
Clive Orton PDF


Dave Bentley RIP

Dave Bentley


Marie Nally RIP

Marie Nally 1955 - 1998

Download Marie's Funeral Service here



Ralph Merrifield RIP

Ralph Merrifield
The Independent



John Chinca from Tim Ellis with thanksJohn Chinca

From Tim Ellis with many thanks.

John at my place in Hornsby 1992 ( I think). We kept in touch until he passed 1996. He’d just been to see Frankie Howerd. Hope this helps, he was such a gentle soul.




Jo Groves RIP

Jo Groves



Prince Chitwood RIP

Prince Chitwood

Kikar Singh RIPKikar Singh


Susan Banks RIPSusan Banks



Simon Grant RIP

Simon Grant


Alan Vince RIP

Alan Vince
The Guardian


Pen ammonite RIP

Penny MacConnoran

Click London Archaeologist PDF to download
Penny's tribute by Lyn Blackmore, Ian Blair and Jackie Keily
here to download ‘Ode to Penny’ PDF, the reading that
was given as a celebration of her life at her funeral service.



Bill White RIP

Bill White
The Guardian


Geoff Egan RIP

Geoff Egan
1951 - 2010


Tony McKenna RIP

Tony McKenna
Harvey Sheldon PDF


Dickie Bluer RIP

Dickie Bluer


Graham KenlinGraham Kenlin
13th February 1953 - 30th December 2013


Alan Gammon RIPAlan Gammon


Jane Squirrel RIPJane Squirrell
Jane worked in the Environmental Lab and left round about 1980 for the National Maritime. Very lively, full of joie-de-vivre, certainly one of Hobley's Heroines. She died in September [2015] at the age of sixty after a long battle with cancer.




Liz Howe 604

Liz Howe Tribute


Denis Ballard RIPDenis Ballard


Link to Ian Blair's Article


Ivor Noel-HumeIvor Noël Hume (1927—2017):
the career of a trans-atlantic archaeologist remembered by Ian Blair and Bruce Watson. Published in the Transactions of the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society Volume 67 2016


Val TurnbullPercival (Val) Turnbull
d. August 2016



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Stree,EC2. Bill McCann photo

Bill McCann
Click here to read
"Remembering Bill McCann" by Ian Blair


Derek Keene photograph

Derek Keene
1942 - 2021
Click here to read Derek's obituary by Mathew Davies



Pete Clark on site - Copthall Avenue 1981

Peter Clark
1959 - 2021
Click here to read Peter Clark - a Tribute by Paul Bennett

Above: Pete at Copthall Avenue in 1981,
his first site in London with the DUA.


Eric NortonEric Norton
Click here to read
"Remembering Eric Norton" by Ian Blair



GINA on site at Wood Street 1986Gina Porter
1957 - 2021
Click here to read "In memory of Gina Porter 1957 - 2021"
by Ian Blair



Nick FarrantNick Fuentes (Farrant)
1934 - 2010

Click here to read/download Clive Orton's obituary
"an appreciation of Nick Fuentes"
London Archaeologist Autumn 2010



Chris Phillpotts Chris Phillpotts
1955 - 2013
Click here to read an obitury from the
Crickley Hill Excavation blog



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