Janet Dundas Williams
Janet Dundas Williams (1938 – 2021) was born in Northampton on 1st November 1938, the only child of James and Flora Dundas. Janet spent her childhood attending boarding schools in the UK and living in Nigeria. Gaining a Sociology Degree from Durham University, Janet worked with Family Service Units (FSU) in Manchester and London, becoming an Assistant Director. After her marriage to Mike on 13th May 1978, Janet gained a Master’s Degree. Janet decided to become self-employed and set up a business offering the evaluation of social work services, which in 1988 evolved into her and Mike’s joint business, ‘Partnership at Work’. They moved to Holmfirth, Yorkshire where she was involved with Martin Smith in establishing Holmfirth as a Transition Town (HoTT), where she was Chair for eight years. Janet’s interests included music, cats and researching the Dundas family tree.