Aelfthryth, the constant partner of John, and the beloved mother of Danny, Tom, Joe and Max, died from cancer on
31 December 2012. She is remembered by friends as a person of unique character and as a lively colleague with
an infectious laugh. A strong believer in socialist principle, she asserted in the last year of her life that "I have lived
by the NHS, and I shall die by the NHS". She had shown the same commitment to many causes with John over many decades. This
page provides links to her biography, to the Celebration of her life at Shipton-under-Wychwood, to her work in social and
historical research, and her total devotion to her family and grand-children.