The Story of 'The Angels'

Where does all this information come from

Why were they called 'The Aycliffe Angels'?

What did the Factory manufacture?

Plans and Photos of the Factory (1940s)

TIMELINE of the Factory & Workers

Winston Churchill visits the Aycliffe Factory (1942)

Mrs Dillon - Senior ROF worker who received a medal

Honour at last, thanks to The Northern Echo

The Aycliffe Angels 2000-2020

Extremely dangerous work...

Workers' Houses and Accommodation

350 Houses on Secret Estate in Darlington

Photo Gallery 1 - (Admin Staff)

Photo Gallery 2 - (Production Staff)

Photo Gallery 3 - (Individual Angels)

Photo Gallery 4 - (ROF site in 1945)

Photo Gallery 5 - (ROF Fire Brigade)

Documents and Certificates etc...

What's left of Aycliffe ROF?

Surviving ROF buildings...

Links for History of The Aycliffe Angels

PHOTO GALLERY – Production Staff

Wartime Munitions worker Joan Parkinson pictured (circled)with her former collegues at the Aycliffe Royal Ordnance Factory.


Photograph of Aycliffe Angels taken about 1943

This photo of a few of the Aycliffe Angels taken about 1943.


Lots more Angels...

Another Wartime group shot taken at Aycliffe. Do you recognise anyone?


Lots & Lots more Angels...

Must have been quite difficult to fit everyone into this shot!


... and a few more Angels.....

Copy of Mrs Haines pic of Aycliffe Angles (she is in the 3rd row up 6th from the right). Courtesy of The Northern Echo


Photo from The Northern Echo archive.


Photo from Vera Chapman, Around Newton Aycliffe (1995).


Photo from Vera Chapman, Around Newton Aycliffe (1995).


Plus a few men too...