Aycliffe Angels

On 21st October 2017, the Mayor Great Aycliffe Town Council, Cllr Wendy Hillary, unveiled a plaque in Bowburn Community Centre to honour World War II munitions workers from the Bowburn area.

She also presented a medal and a certificate to one those, Louie Young.

Medals and certificates were then presented to the relatives of several other local “Angels”.

Those so far honoured in this way are:

Ivy Bainbridge (née Jackson)

Mamie Bell (née Midcalf)

Doreen Blackburn

Annie Collingwood (née Simpson)

Sarah Elizabeth Cooper (née Bayles)

Lena Dunn (née Shields)

Jean Hann (née Heath)

Edith Hanson (née Richardson)

Leonora Evelyn Lupton (née McCormick)

Olive Musgrove (née Longstaff)

Elsie Peters

Mary Prest (née Ford)

George Prest

Theresa Scott (née Mills)

Hilda Stewart

Louie Young (née Moody)