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Miss Margaret Handley


Gender:  Female

Date and place of birth:  20 January 1897 Kendal District

Date and place of Death:  1950 Liverpool District

Nationality:  British

Biography:  Margaret grew up in Kendal with her siblings:

Eleanor Handley 1888

Holmes Henry Hadley 1891-1891

Adam Handley 1894-1894

Richard Handley 1900

Marie Handley 1906

Parents:  Richard Handley married Margaret Hayes in 1887 Kendal District

Parents occupation

Richard was a clog maker

Schools Universities attended and years of attendance: Kendal High School

Place of residence at Gretna:

67 Pretoria Road, Eastriggs

Marital status:  Single

Job title at Gretna:  Laboratory assistant

Travels: Nil Known

Awards/recognitions: Nil known

Trivia/any other information:  Once leaving HM Factory Margaret became a teacher:

From the 1939 register Margaret is living with her sister-in-law Kathleen in a house on the complex of the David Lewis Colony.…

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Nora Morphet

Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Nora Morphet
Gender: Female
Date and place of birth: 18th April 1898 Staveley, Westmorland
Date and Place of Death: July 1984 Birmingham
Nationality: English

Childhood : Mum  died when she was 3. Attended Yanwath Village School – Newspaper report of Christmas concert 1911
Parents : James Morphet and Sarah Irwin
Parents occupations : Railway Signalman
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance:  Yanwath primary

Studied nursing 1933-36 at Leicester Royal Infirmary and Children’s Hospital ( Nursing registers – various years )
At Gretna – Munitionette?…