Two Aycliffe Angels returned to their former place of work when they were special guests at ROF 59’s official launch.
The former Presswork Metals building was part of the huge Royal Ordnance Factory in Aycliffe which employed 17,000 people, mostly women, during World War II.
And 70 years after the end of the war, Aycliffe Angels Vera Stobbs and Joan Davies returned to the site to officially launch ROF 59 when they joined Sedgefield MP Phil Wilson during the celebrations.
Thrill-seeking people of all ages can now enjoy a state-of-the-art activity centre which has opened on the site of a former World War II munitions factory in Newton Aycliffe.
ROF 59 is a £1.1m, 70,000 sq ft mixed-leisure complex which opened its doors on Aycliffe Business Park this week, creating 20 new jobs.
Owners Finley Structures have brought the former bullet-making factory back to life with a 10-month overhaul which has transformed the site into a 21st Century entertainment venue.