As a child, Lyn's name was Evelyn Blanche Workman. She was born on May 23rd, 1923 in Shrewsbury. She had one brother, Charles. Her parents were Reginald Norman Hodges Workman and Frances Ridley Carr, both dedicated Christians who owned a draper's shop. Their slogan was "Workmans' Wares Wear Where Wear is Wanted". Lyn spent a lot of time in the back of the shop and later on when she was old enough, helped to serve in the shop.