Nash

Nash is a village built on a number of springs and is situated on the outskirts of the new city of Milton Keynes. It has approximately 320 inhabitants. In the early 1900s water was obtained either from a well in the garden or from the village pumps. There were three pumps and villagers could be seen carrying buckets attached to a yoke around the neck of an older member of the family.
Amateur painters can often be seen with their easels by a small footbridge overlooking the pond by the village green. In the past a woodyard overlooked the green and pond and was well known for miles around. It has gone now and in its place is a riding school with stables and jumps for the horses.

In the early part of the century one of the villagers could almost always be seen in the doorway of her cottage making intricate pillow lace for which Buckinghamshire was so well known.

Modern Nash is home for commuters who work either in London or nearby Milton Keynes.

The village had for many years close association with the members of the Whaddon Chase Hunt which has now been disbanded.

Article written by members of the Buckinghamshire Federation of Women's Institutes for the publication "The Buckinghamshire Village Book" (1987) and reproduced here with their permission

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