As part of our pledge to become more eco-friendly, our electric van; Egbert, or Eggy, is for us a step towards creating a more sustainable future.
Eggy is named after the Mark IV tank that was given to West Hartlepool by the government following the towns exceptional fundraising efforts for the war. This included raising £2,367,333 (£143 million in todays money) selling war bonds, of which Egbert went across the country and aided in the fundraising.
Egbert had been amongst the tanks first used in Cambrai, France between 20th November-7th December of 1917. This tank was put on show in the town of West Hartlepool until the West Hartlepool Town Council voted on whether to keep the tank as a lesson of war or scrap the 'relic of barbarism' in 1937.