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 at BIG82


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 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


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 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 RIPDenis Ballard
Link to Ian Blair's Article


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



Val Turnbull

Percival (Val) Turnbull
d. August 2016

Link to one of Val's many obituaries



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 Pete's obituary from The Dover Museum

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


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