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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site


D R Hay-Neave (Biographical details)

D R Hay-Neave (official; British; Male; 1912 - 1961)

Also known as

Hay-Neave, D R


David Reginald Hay-Neave was educated at Blundells and then went into the Colonial Service. He was Assistant Superintendant of Police in British Guyana 1937-1940; was Captain in the Indian Army, 12th-13th Frontier Force during WWII and afterwards joined the Foreign Service (1948-1958). He was unmarried.
Donated collections to the British Museum 1948-1956, from Burma (Chin Hills), Nepal and Indonesia. Was Vice-Consul in Bushire, southern Iran in the late 1940s and was later posted to Indonesia.
Obit in Man, July 1961.