Some sort of social wasp?

Some sort of social wasp?

Observation - Some sort of social wasp? - UK and Ireland. Description: Seemingly long-abandoned nest found in compost heap (a literal heap, two-log-high stacks surrounding it to keep in place, otherwise uncovered). Two bodies found in the nest, not in very good condition, photos are of the best one.

Seemingly long-abandoned nest found in compost heap (a literal heap, two-log-high stacks surrounding it to keep in place, otherwise uncovered). Two bodies found in the nest, not in very good condition, photos are of the best one.