Teesside in the First World War

Teesside in the First World War | Recording the Legacy

A joint project between TAS and Tees Archaeology

I see this as a great opportunity to record and research the area of Teesside during this conflict, which was well known to a remarkable generation of people. Many survived into old age but so rarely talked about the difficulties they must have experienced.

– Chris McLoughlin, TAS Member

  • Partners: TAS and Tees Archaeology*
  • Project Managers: Ed Higgins (TAS), Robin Daniels (Tees Archaeology)
  • Stage: planning and volunteer recruitment, pre-grant application
  • Contact: please contact TAS or Tees Archaeology to express an interest
  • More Info: read more on our website projects pages »

This joint project between TAS and Tees Archaeology* will record the archaeological evidence of the buildings, camps and other structures used during the First World War. Documents from the War provide a good starting point, and old maps and aerial photographs can give us a better idea of where sites were. By visiting the sites we can understand more about their history and physical character. Site visits also help to determine what condition the site is in and what needs to be done to preserve it.

Many of the sites still exist. For example, the Army used various houses and hotels in the area as sleeping quarters for troops. Other sites were never much more than a field which, in the case of Kirkleatham, the Royal Navy used as a mooring post for airships.

There is a great deal more that we would like to know—and record—about Teesside during the First World War. If you have any information to share, please get in touch using the contact details below. If you would like to be kept informed about the project and discover opportunities for involvement, please email teesarchaeology@hartlepool.gov.uk and keep returning to TAS’s website for updates.

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