ElysiumElysium 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.


Rest In Peace Old Friends


Des Woods RIP

Des Woods


Caroline Rochester RIP

Caroline Louise Rochester


Margrethe-de-Neergaard RIPMargrethe-de-Neergaard
Video Clip at BIG82


HughChapman RIP 750

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 RIPSimon Grant


Alan Vince RIP

Alan Vince
The Guardian


Pen ammonite RIP

Penny MacConnoran
London Archaeologist PDF


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 Turnbull

Percival (Val) Turnbull
d. August 2016

Link to one of Val's many obituaries


 abs 86 Wood 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"
written by Ian Blair



Nick Farrant

Nick 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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