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Violet Wright

Birthplace South Shields Place of Death Newcastle upon Tyne Date of Birth: August 13, 1902 Date of Death: November 23, 1959


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Violet Wright
Gender: Female
Date and place of birth: 13th August 1902, South Shields , Durham
Date and Place of Death: 23rd November 1959, Walkergate Hospital, Newcastle on Tyne. Home address Holmedale, Victoria Road, Wooler.
Nationality: English

Childhood: Eldest of 4
Parents: James and Jospehine nee Wetherell
Parents occupations: N/K
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K
Occupation: N/K although only 16 in 1918 so possibly a munitionette
Place of residence at Gretna:N/K – whole family moved to the area
Marital status: Married in 1932
Children: At least 2
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Trivia / any other information: N/K
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Mini Biography
Violet Wright 1902-1959
Violet Wright was born on 13th August 1902 in South Shields , Durham to James and Josephine nee Wetherell.
1911 living at 26 Coleridge Avenue, Low Fell, Gateshead. Father cahier ironmongers , in 5 rooms. Violet the eldest of 4 children. G/G/B/B
Violet was only 12 at the outbreak of war and would be one of the youngest workers at H M Factory Gretna.
1921 – listed on census as an ex Gretna worker. Violet, James, Josephine and 5 others are listed in Carlisle. It is possible that other family members including her father worked at Gretna.
April 1932 – married James Redpath of Glendale, Wooler, Northumberland. Perhaps he also worked at Gretna. They had at least 2 children including a son James in 1934.
1939 living at ‘Cleveleys’, Victoria Rd, Glendale, Wooler. James a builder and contractor as well as ARP warden.
23rd November 1959 – died at Walkergate Hospital, Newcastle on Tyne aged 57 of ‘Holmedale’ Victoria Road, Wooler.

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