We are sad to report the death on 7th June of Rod Mackey, Vice Chairman of the East Riding Archaeological Society and an outstanding local archaeologist. Rod practiced archaeology for many decades at sites all over this area but also further afield including continental Europe and South America. He was a source of great knowledge which he freely shared with so many people including those of us lucky enough to study under him at Hull University or to work on his digs. He will be greatly missed.
Rod passed away peacefully after a struggle with cancer. The funeral service (a non-religious ceremony) will be held on Wednesday the 22nd June in Beverley Minster, then burial in Queensgate Cemetery followed by a meet up in the Monks’s Walk Pub.