Redcar Wednesday were one of the oldest teams in the town, and although they did not have a continuous existence, there was a team in Redcar by that name for decades. They were first seen as early as 1882, making them the second-oldest team behind Redcar and Coatham, formed in 1878. In those early days, it was not uncommon to see members of the town’s premier side also appearing for the Wednesday club, depending on their employment.
By the turn of the century, although their quality had diminished somewhat (they conceded 22 goals in three matches in 1908) they still had stars in their side. The 1909 season saw Harry Harrison play in goal, who would go on to play professionally for Middlesbrough, Hartlepools and Darlington.