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Tees True or False

Tees True or False?

The Tees region is full of rumours, myths and legends, so here at BBC Tees, we decided to play detective and see if we could get to the bottom of some of them. We also need you to get in touch with rumours and legends you have heard.


Film star or muse? Wilton works.

The Tees Blade Runner Question

In 1982 the film set the standard for science fiction grit. Director and one-time Teessider Ridley Scott makes no secret that the look was inspired by Teesside's Wilton Works, but is any of it actually in the film?

Led Zeppelin on stage

The newly reformed Led Zeppelin on stage

Led Zeppelin's Peterlee Pub Gig

They are pack out the biggest venues on the planet. They are a strong contender for the title, 'Biggest band on the planet', but did someone really book them to play a Peterlee boozer for a paltry £100?

Elvis Costello

Tees Law Firm Fan? Elvis Costello

The Elvis Costello Connection

Neil e-mailed us to say that Elvis Costello has recorded a song about the old Teesside law firm, Jacksons, Monk and Rowe, but why would Elvis Costello be singing about solicitors on Teesside?

Margaret Thatcher

Had Thatcher already visited Teesside?

Margaret Thatcher's Teesside Days

We hear this one from time to time, but is it true? Did the Iron Lady have digs on the banks of the steel river? Could Margaret Thatcher really have worked for a short while at ICI in Billingham?

Sign at Eaglescliffe train station

Sign at Eaglescliffe train station

The Eaglescliffe Spelling Mistake

This is a story that is generally accepted as fact on Teesside, but is there any evidence that Eaglescliffe came into being because of a spelling mistake when they named the railway station?

The Ship Inn pictured by Terry Ferdinand

Picture by Terry Ferdinand

Saltburn's Secret Tunnels

It was once a favoured haunt of smugglers, but is there any truth to the claim that they brought their hookie goods ashore through a network of secret tunnels cut into Huntcliff?

Tees True or False

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