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 RIP

Des Woods


Caroline Rochester RIP

Caroline Louise Rochester


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


HughChapman RIP 750

Hugh Chapman
Clive Orton PDF


Dave Bentley RIP

Dave Bentley


Marie Nally RIP

Marie Nally



Ralph Merrifield RIP

Ralph Merrifield
The Independent



John Chinca from Tim Ellis with thanks

John 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 RIP
Kikar 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


Tony McKenna RIP

Tony McKenna
Harvey Sheldon PDF


Dickie Bluer RIP

Dickie Bluer


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


Alan Gammon RIP
Alan Gammon


Jane Squirrel RIP

Jane 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 RIP
Denis Ballard


Link to Ian Blair's Article


Ivor Noel-Hume

Ivor Noël Hume
(30th September 1927– February 4th 2017)
Link to one of Noel's many obituaries


Val Turnbull

Percival (Val) Turnbull
d. August 2016

I worked with Val on Trig Lane (TL74) during the summer of 1975. He was volunteering during the Institute of Archaeology summer break. I remember him as very positive and funny. Infact, I am sure his sense of humour was the reason he chose Roman Phallic Pottery for his thesis.
However, he has always been my 'Unsung Hero' for a practical reason. He introduced the now ubiquitous 'Plasterers Leaf' to, at least, London Archaeology.
So, whenever you see, or use, a Plasterers Leaf, I hope you will think of Val.  John Burke-Easton