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Margaret Nash (née Odeh)

(1887?-1960), Writer and suffragette; wife of Paul Nash; daughter of N. Odeh

Sitter in 3 portraits
Born in Jerusalem, Nash grew up in Cairo and married the artist Paul Nash in 1913. Shortly after moving to London in 1908, she became involved in the suffrage movement and the Tax Resistance League. One of the founding members of the Committee for Social Investigation and Reform, Nash offered rehabilitation and opportunities for women working as prostitutes. With funding from donors including Millicent Fawcett and Elizabeth Anderson, the Women's Training Colony in Berkshire was established. Women could stay at the retreat and learn arts and crafts, including millinery. The initiative was inspired by the Arts and Crafts objective to improve people's lives through craft.

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Margaret Nash (née Odeh), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x18814

Margaret Nash (née Odeh)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 30 August 1922
NPG x18814

Margaret Nash (née Odeh), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x18815

Margaret Nash (née Odeh)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 30 August 1922
NPG x18815

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