Marlow Archaeology

Alex Agar 1947-2016


A founder member of Marlow Archaeological Society Alex was born in London on 22 August 1947. He died in his sleep at home in Bracknell on 01/5/2016.

He described his interests in life as his ABC, archaeology, beer and curries. He attended many excavations around the country; probably most notably annually at Silchester for many years. He was a very active member of CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) and was an excellent cook apart from one or two experiments which went wrong! Alex was in the RAF for 22 years and served in places such as Aden, Malta, Germany. After he left the RAF he became an IT Technician at Bracknell College until his retirement.

His niece, Alison, says that Alex left no clear instructions as to his funeral wishes so the family have decided it would be nice for him to be down in Somerset  so that his ashes will be placed alongside his parents. The funeral will be a simple affair and will focus on how proud Alex was on his service in the RAF. It will take place on Thursday 26th May at 3.20 at Yeovil Crematorium. The family appreciate  this is an awfully long way for most of you to travel and hope you will forgive us for making this decision.

Alison sends her personal thanks to you for being part of his life and fun times – whether on archaeological digs, taking photos or in pubs and touring breweries. I hope you will raise a glass or flagon to Alex on the 26th May 2016.