Aelfthryth Gittings 1939-2012
SCPR 1978-2000

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.


2012: Languedoc, Priory of Serrabone

2010: Florence, Palazzo Pitti


1947: Moscow, first day at primary school