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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

 

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
PDF

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
and
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
PDF

 

Tony McKenna RIP

Tony McKenna
Harvey Sheldon PDF

 

Dickie Bluer RIP

Dickie Bluer
PDF

 

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

 

Alan Gammon RIPAlan Gammon
PDF

 

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
PDF

 

Denis Ballard RIPDenis Ballard

(1920–2016)

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

 

 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"
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