Working-class, factory worker, promoter of women’s trade unions. Born on a farm in North Staffordshire as Ada Nield. 1897 married George Chew (d.1940) who was also an organiser with the Independent Labour Party. She continued campaigning and working even after their daughter was born. Died Burnley, Lancashire.
Person | Female Born 28/1/1870 Died 27/12/1945
Ada Nield Chew
Writer, philosopher and feminist before her time. Born Primrose Street, Spitalfields. Her radical book "Vindication of the Rights of Woman" (1792) in which she described marriage as "legal prostitu...