Who are we?

Four people studying plans on site
Prof Chris Dyer, vising the Campden House Dig
Who are we?

The President of Chipping Campden History Society:

Professor Christopher Dyer, CBE FBA, Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Leicester.

Chris Dyer has a special interest in developments in society in the medieval period.  His publications include books on medieval history with particular reference to life and society, including a Moreton-in-Marsh wool merchant, John Heritage, concentrating on the dynamics of a society, economy and landscape at a crucial stage in the emergence of the modern world.  He is a Senior Research Fellow of the Institute of Historical Research, University of London.

He is Vice President of the Agricultural History Society and the Society for Medieval Archaeology, Medieval Settlement Research Group; and Chairman of the Leicestershire Victoria County History Trust Executive Committee.  He is also currently Chairman of the Dugdale Society and President of the Worcestershire Historical Society.


Carol Jackson, a former Chairman of CADHAS and currently Query Co-ordinator.

Carol co-ordinates responses to the many enquiries that come in from all over the world. She is also the Editor of ‘Signpost’, the CCHS Journal – email your contributions for publication to signpost@chippingcampdenhistory.org.uk .


At the 2021 AGM we welcomed Jennifer Fox as the new CCHS Chairman.

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to members, as it has been so difficult to meet face to face and get to know people in the present circumstances.

I moved to Campden two years ago from Stratford upon Avon, having lived and worked in the area for many years so I know Campden well but until recently, only as a regular visitor. One of the reasons for relocating was that I knew there was a lively and stimulating community here so I was delighted to be asked to join the CCHS committee in 2020. I take a wide interest in local events and organisations and volunteer at Court Barn.

I originally trained as an Occupational Therapist and worked in various fields of physical and mental health rehabilitation in Social Services, the NHS and in palliative care in the voluntary sector as a clinician, manager, adviser and board member. I served as a Justice of the Peace on the Stratford Bench and was a trustee of a mental health charity. I was also an Advisor with Citizens Advice Bureau for 15 years during which time I worked as an independent auditor and project manager.

My two main interests are music and history and I am enjoying my involvement with research. I am thankful to the committee who have “kept the show on the road” for the past year and we are looking forward to the time when we can have our meetings in the Town Hall again.


Chairman: Jennifer Fox
Vice Chairman: (vacant)
Secretary: Vin Kelly
Treasurer: Alan Barclay
Archives: Judith Ellis
Programme: Ann Hettich
Judith Ellis and Jennifer Fox
(Judy Barclay – non Committee)
Other members:
Sue Badger, Nick Woodward

To contact anyone on the Committee, please email enquiries@chippingcampdenhistory.org.uk or phone the Archive Room and leave a message – 01386 848840

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