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Sophia Winn

Date of Death: October 31, 1970


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Sophia Wynn or Winn. Later: Sophia Easton

Gender: Female

Date and Place of Birth: Houghton-Le-Spring. 1902.

Date and Place of Death:   31st October 1970. 70 Ross Lea Row, Houghton-Le-Spring.

Nationality: British


Childhood: Sophia was born to a mining family. The coal mine was opened in 1823 and employed upwards of 2,000 miners. She was the eldest of a family of four boys and herself.

Parents: George Winn. Born: 1879. & Jane Winn M/S Farr. Born:1881

Parent’s occupations: father was a coal miner hewer.

Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K

Occupation: N/K

Place of residence at Gretna: N/K

Job title at Gretna: N/K

Marital status: Married.

Children: Not found.

Travels: N/K

Awards/recognitions: N/K

Trivia / any other information:

Sophie’s father was killed by a rock fall whilst in the mine on 16th August 1927. He died on 2nd October 1927.

Sophie addressed a  postcard of in The Devil’s Porridge Museum to Mr & Mrs Whynn. The family name was Winn.



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