In October 2014, a small group of Egglescliffe residents met with Robin Daniels of Tees Archaeology to hear about a National Lottery sponsored project called “River Tees Re-discovered”. The group were enthusiastic about the possibilities and, in 2015 -2017, local residents were involved in archaeology digs, buildings recording and recording oral history in and around Egglescliffe Village. Two reports on the archaeology and building recording are available by clicking on the following links along with oral history interviews and transcripts. Additionally, there is a booklet which takes the reader on a short journey around the village to learn more about some of the buildings but, more especially, about some of the people who lived or are still living there.
Access to the reports and the book that has been referred to above can be made by clicking these links:
As mentioned in the above opening paragraph, oral history interviews and transcripts have been taken from residents who have lived in Egglescliffe Village for many a years, outlining the changes that have taken place. Some of these changes are minor, but other changes, such as the closing of a post office and shop on The Green, are quite significant. All of the oral histories by members of the community can be accessed by clicking on the respective names below and you will be able to hear, at first hand, the amazing stories from people going back many decades. More importantly, their stories are an historical record of the lives of residents living in and around Egglescliffe Village, and will be available for future generations long after those that contributed to them have departed.
We hope you enjoy listening to these historical stories as much as we did.
In addition to being able to hear the accounts of residents about their lives in Egglescliffe, you can also read their accounts by following the link to each of the below named persons. These are not verbatim accounts of what was said to the researchers, but are reasonable summaries that capture the essence of what was said during the interviews.