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River of Steel

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Decoding the River Tees, whose name stems from the Celtic element ‘tēs’, meaning “warmth” and “boiling, excitement”. Later, it would earn a far bolder title: Steel River. The name of the River Tees is possibly of Brittonic origin. The element tēs, meaning "warmth" with connotations of "boiling, excitement" (Welsh tes), may underlie the name; a fortunate coincidence given its future, where the name Steel River was adopted due to the industry and engineering along its banks.


Designed by our studio design team and printed by our expert production partners on Fujifilm 210gsm photo paper, chosen exclusively to produce high-quality colour prints. Each poster is printed using the Silver halide technique, a traditional photo printing method involving light-sensitive paper and silver-based chemistry, ensuring our prints capture true colours and offer a sharper, vivid image.

Available in A2 and A3 poster sizes.

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