Aycliffe Angels
Aycliffe Angels
Aycliffe Angels
Aycliffe Angels
Aycliffe Angels
Aycliffe Angels
Aycliffe Angels

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A half-relief, life-size sculpture depicting two women from the Second World War munitions factory in Newton Aycliffe. The women are sharing lunch and chatting, with one woman reading a letter from the battlefield to the other. The figures are representations of women of that time and based on the artist's own mother and grandmother.

Aycliffe Angels




Dunhouse Buff sandstone


H 130 x W 140 x D 30 cm;
Plinth: H 30 x W 155 x D 50 cm

Accession number


Acquisition method

commissioned by Aycliffe Town Council; funded by Mayor's Fund and Tallents Engineering Company

Work type

War memorial


Aycliffe Town Council


St. Clare's Church

Work status


Unveiling date



at all times

Inscription description

on plinth: AYCLIFFE ANGELS; on bronze plaque with two crests at top: D.C.I.A (3) / AYCLIFFE; at the bottom: GREAT AYCLIFFE / TOWN COUNCIL; in between: THE AYCLIFFE ANGELS SCULPTURE / IS DEDICATED TO THOSE MEN AND WOMEN / WHO WORKED IN THE / AYCLIFFE MUNITIONS FACTORIES / THE SCULPTURE WAS COMMISSIONED / BY THE TOWN COUNCIL FUNDED BY / TALLENT ENGINEERING LTD / AND THE MAYOR'S APPEAL FUND. / COUNCILLOR MRS.ANGELA FLEMING.; on plaque: THE ROTARY CLUB OF NEWTON AYCLIFFE / This War Memorial was provided from funds and / services donated by the people of Newton Aycliffe / in partnership with Local Government and the / Parish Church of St. Clare. / Erected and Dedicated on Remembrance Sunday / 8th November 2008, the 60th Anniversary of the / founding of the new town of Newton Aycliffe / Artists: Peter Furlonger (Memorial) / Brian Russell (Rail) / Landscaping: Great Aycliffe Town Council


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Located at

St Cuthberts Way, Newton Aycliffe


The sculpture is adjacent to a memorial garden and immediately in front of St. Clare's Church. The church is located at the junction of St. Cuthberts Way and Central Avenue.