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Margaret Llewelyn Davies, co-founder of the Women'

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Margaret Llewelyn Davies, Arthur's sister and co-founder of the Women's Cooperative Movement. When her father moved from London to Kirkby Lonsdale, Margaret - undeterred - set up office in what became known as the "Red Room", and for the next 19 years ran the Guild from here, assisted by Lilian Harris.

After a lifetime of service to the Guild, she died in May 1944 at the age of 82, having outlived all her brothers.

This remarkable woman deserves a website in her own right, and anyone wanting to know more about Margaret and her work should invest in Ruth Cohen's splendid 2020 biography, "With Women For a New World".


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