Ann's Appointments and Publications

Created by Rodney on 05/01/2020
10 November 1925 – 27 December 2019.
Daughter of Peter Spencer Spokes and Lilla Jane Spokes.
1980 married (John) RICHARD (Charters) Symonds (died 2006).
Wychwood School, Oxford; Dobbs Ferry, New York USA; St Anne’s College, Oxford.
Oxford Council of Social Services, Organising Secretary 1959-74.
Age Concern Oxford 1958-81.
Age Concern England – Chairman 1983-86; Vice President 1987-94:
ATV West Midlands Board, Director 1978-81.
Central Independent Television plc, Board Director 1981-1992.
Thames Valley Police Authority, Member 1981-85.
Number 5 Police District Authority Committee, 1982-85.
Personal Social Services Council, Vice Chairman 1978-80.
Anchor Housing Association, Board Member 1976-83 1985-94.
Prince of Wales Advisory Group on Disability 1983-90.
Oftel Advice Committee for Disabled and Elderly People 1985-91.
Hearing Aid Council 1986-89.
Oxford City Council, Member 1957-95, Lord Mayor 1976-77, Honorary Alderman 1995-.
Oxfordshire County Council 1974-85, Chairman 1981-83,
Contested Parliamentary Election NE Leicester 1959, Brigg 1966 and 1970.
Member Society of Authors 1992-.
Publications: Celebrating Age, An Anthology 1987; Havens Across the Sea 1990, revised 2015; The Grosvenor Hotel Scandal 1993; Storks, Black Bags and Gooseberry Bushes 1993;The Changing Faces of Wolvercote, Wytham and Godstow 1997, Revised 2011; The Changing Faces of North Oxford, Books One and Two 1998; The Changing Faces of Iffley 1999; The Changing Faces of Rose Hill 2000; Oxfordshire People and the Forgotten War: The Anglo-Boar conflict 1899-1902, 2002; (with Richard Symonds) Follow Me: a Dog’s View of the Gospel Storey, 2006; (With Nigel Morgan) The Changing Faces of Summertown and Cutteslowe, Book Two 2009; (With Nigel Morgan) The Origins Of Oxford Street Names 2010 and 2011; Also-Rans: The Injustice of History 2014.