The Committee — who are they, and who does what?
Back row, l to r: John Foreman, Hubert Zawadzki
Middle row, l to r: Bob Frampton, Bob Evans, Jeff Wallis, Jackie Smith
Front row, l to r: Manfred Brod, Rachel Everett
Absent: Penny Cookson, Wendy Robbins
Bob Evans: Chairman/Town Planning To contact, click here
Bob was Regius Professor of History at Oxford until his retirement, and specialised in the post-medieval history of east-central Europe. He has now added to this a current interest in the past of Abingdon and its area, especially the village of Sunningwell.
Manfred Brod: Secretary/Newsletter/Websites To contact, click here
Manfred’s interest in history was aroused by world-wide travel as an oil company technologist. In retirement, he trained as a local historian. His special interest is Abingdon and its region in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Francesca Zawadzki: Treasurer To contact, click here
Hubert Zawadzki: Membership To contact, click here
Hubert has managed to combine his historical research and writing on Poland and Eastern Europe with his role as a history teacher at Abingdon School. Since he retired, besides continuing with research in this area, he is developing a new general interest in local history
John Foreman: Local History/Lectures/Publicity To contact, click here
A recent addition to the committee, John has been a member of AAAHS for some years and was a keen researcher into Abingdon’s past even before he moved here from Oxford. His interests are Victorian and Edwardian social history and the development of Abingdon’s Thames frontage.
Jeff Wallis: Digging/Lectures To contact, click here
Jeff is an archaeological fineline illustrator and silversmith/jeweller involved in part time teaching and producing a range of replica-archaeological metalwork. Currently he is researching Bronze Age metalwork from a technical standpoint. His particular interest is studying and illustrating Palaeolithic artefacts and he has contributed illustrations for specialist reports on lithic subjects.
Jackie Smith: Archives To contact, click here
Jackie is honorary archivist for the AAAHS and other local bodies. She has been an active AAAHS member since 1969, and has written on Abingdon pubs and 17th century poor relief among other topics. Her main current interest is in the creation of Albert Park and the development of working class housing.