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Was Your Mother An Aycliffe Angel?

Thousands of women living in the North East were !  During WW2 they worked at the munitions plant doing very brave and very dangerous work. A lady called Gladys Stoddart was one such angel but whether or not she was part of Phil Stoddart’s family I have no idea. Certainly a lady called Doris Findlay worked there and the last information I had was that she lived in New Acres Ushaw Moor. My mother was also one of those angels!

There is a lot of detail about the Aycliffe Angels on the web including photographs and stories. One such story tells us that Winston Churchill – later Sir Winston of course – paid a  WW2 visit during the month of May. There had been a lot of snow but by the time he was due to visit much of it was dirty. Some of the angels went to adjoining  fields to get some fresh nice white snow to put over the top of the dirty stuff –  just to please him. One of the angels gave him a big kiss.

To read the fascinationg story of the Aycliffe Angels just go into the  Google search box by using: Aycliffe Angel – just those two words will bring it all back! The choice of sites will then be in front of you on page one. I like the Communigate feature very much.    

WB

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  1. anne western
    December 20, 2012 at 11:30 am

    where can I get medal given to these Brave ladies? My Mother was one.

  2. anne western
    December 20, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    I would have liked some help inrepl to my query

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