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If you worked at ROF Aycliffe we would love to hear from you.

As 2005 is the 60th anniversary of the end of World War Two, we are celebrating by extending the Wartime Memories Project to collect as much material as possible. If you or any of your family or friends would like to contribute we would love to hear from you.
If you live in the UK we may be able to arrange to have our professional video crew record the telling of wartime stories, to create a lasting resource which will be used for education.
We would love to hear from anyone who would be interested in taking part.

Those who served at Royal Ordnance Factory, ROF 59, Aycliffe.

  • Ida Adams.
  • James Allan.
  • Betty Allison
  • V Armstrong.
  • Mrs M. M. Atkinson.
  • Isabella Bailey. (d. 2nd May 1945.)Read her story
  • M Banks.
  • Ruth Barker.
  • Elsie Barrett. (d. 2nd May 1945.) Read her story
  • Miss J. Barron.
  • Mrs. Bartle.
  • Miss D. Baxter.
  • Rhoda Beadle.
  • Ella Binks
  • Mr W. A. Bird.
  • G R Black.
  • Ruby Borlace.
  • James Bunton. (d. 2nd May 1945.) Read her story
  • Elizabeth Brown
  • D Brydon.
  • Ruby Carter
  • Teddie Caygill.
  • Miss J. Coates.
  • Vera Coates.
  • Vera Coulthard.
  • Alice Crawford.
  • Miss C. Crosse.
  • Miss M. Davidson.
  • Mrs A Dawson.
  • Mrs Mary Alice Dillon. Read her story
  • Alice Dixon. (d. 21st Feb 1942. aged 22)Read her story
  • Miss D. Dixon.
  • Lilian Dixon
  • Miss P.Dowson.
  • Gwen Eden.
  • W H Egglestone.
  • David Evans.
  • Mr W. Evans.
  • Miss T. Feeley.
  • Miss E. Fennessy.
  • Mrs I. Fawcett.
  • Maisie J Forster.
  • Miss N. Forster.
  • Patricia Garnett.
  • Mrs German.
  • Miss M. Gibson.
  • Miss W. M. Gill.
  • Alma Goldsmith
  • Florence Gray.
  • Olive Greaves.
  • E Guy.
  • Miss M. Hagan.
  • Laura Hardwick
  • Miss H. R. Hardy.
  • Miss M. J. Harrison.
  • Mrs. Hewerson.
  • Ruth Hewitt
  • J W Hill.
  • Miss D. P. Hinde.
  • E Hindmarsh.
  • William Clark Hobson. (d. 2nd May 1945.)Read her story
  • Miss M. Hodgson.
  • Nancy Hodgson
  • Winifred Holland
  • John Holligan.
  • Mrs. Sadie Holligan. Read her story
  • Miss G. J. J. Holloway.
  • Hazel Florence Howe.
  • J Huck.
  • Norman Hughes.
  • Captain Richard Humble. Factory Superintendent.
  • D Hunt.
  • Doris M Hutchinson.
  • Mr Illingworth.
  • Irene Irvin. (d. 21st Feb 1942. aged 24)Read her story
  • Janet Jackman.
  • Mr D. W. Jones.
  • Miss M. Jordan.
  • Bill Jury
  • Etty Kendall
  • Violet Kidd
  • Mr. H. A. Lacey.
  • Doris Lamb.
  • Austin Lamont. Forman, Group 1 C-shift.
  • Miss M. Langhorne.
  • E Larkin.
  • Margaret Laverick.
  • Miss A. Lee.
  • Mary Leech
  • Edith Lindale.
  • Miss E. J. Lightwood.
  • Miss E. M. Lloyd-Jones.
  • Edith Lowther
  • Mary McCormick
  • Miss S. Mackay.
  • Connie Makinson
  • Miss E. Mailer.
  • Norah Magee
  • Miss D. Mather.
  • Joyce Marshall
  • Mr. E. Maughan.
  • Mr J. H. Metcalfe.
  • Vera Miller
  • William Mitchell. (d. 2nd May 1945.)Read her story
  • Phoebe Morland. (d. 21st Feb 1942. aged 24)Read her story
  • Joe Neilson. Foreman
  • Gladys Nelson
  • Miss J. Newby.
  • Jennie Newell
  • Mrs A. Nicholls.
  • Mary Nixon
  • E C Palmer.
  • Jennie Palmer.
  • Miss M. Patterson.
  • Irene Pattinson
  • Joan Pattinson
  • G Peacock.
  • Rosemary Picken
  • Miss J. Pickering.
  • Miss R. Pocklington.
  • Audrey Proud.
  • Vera Rickerby
  • Edith Richardson
  • Sarah Lily Richardson
  • D Ritchie.
  • Sally Rostlow.
  • Miss H. Rowcliffe.
  • Mrs J. L. Schirmer.
  • Christopher Seagrave. (d. 2nd May 1945.) Read her story
  • Miss W. Scott.
  • Miss Elsie Shaw.
  • Don Short. Portsmouth Dock Yard. Read his story
  • Miss M. Slee.
  • Dorothy Smith.
  • Edmund Smith. (d. 2nd May 1945.)Read her story
  • Zoe Smith.
  • Ruth Soulsby
  • Mrs A. Steele.
  • Mrs E. Stephens.
  • Mr J. I. Stevenson.
  • Miss Gladys Stoddart. Read her story
  • O Stoves.
  • Miss M. Spence.
  • Queenie Suggett.
  • N Swann.
  • Miss N. Tait.
  • Joan Talbot
  • Edna Thompson. (d. 21st Feb 1942. aged 30) Read her story
  • Miss J. Thompson.
  • Mrs. Tindale.
  • Miss V. Topp.
  • Doris Urwin.
  • Ethel Varvill
  • Miss Ruth T. Vickery.
  • Galdys Walker.
  • Sadie Walker.
  • Lillian Watling.
  • Leading Fire Woman. Audrey Ware. Royal Ordnance Factory Fire Brigade. Read her story
  • Kitty Walton
  • Eric Welsh. messenger boy Read his story
  • Eva Welsh
  • Norah Welsh
  • Maisie White.
  • Major G. V. Wickham.
  • Alice Wilson. (d. 2nd May 1945.)Read her story
  • Elsie Wiper.
  • Miss K. E. Wood.
  • Edward "Ned" Worthington
  • Mrs Louvain Worthington
  • C J Wright.
  • Jane Wright
  • Peggy Young.

If you have any names to add to this list, or any recollections or photos of those listed, please get in touch.

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