The story of the River Tees is one that combines tales of Roman forts, mythical beings and manufacturing heartlands. Fascinating boom towns, brilliant bridges, areas of outstanding natural beauty and striking industrial heritage have characterised the Tees over the centuries. The river has also played an important part in shaping the identities of the areas that exist alongside it, playing a central role in everyday life. Authors Tosh Warwick and Jenny Parker take us on a journey along the Tees, unveiling the natural beauty, manufacturing history and fascinating stories of the `steel river'.
Tosh Warwick is currently completing a PhD on 'Middlesbrough's Steel Magnates: Culture, Politics and Participation, 1880-1934'. He has published several articles on the history of Middlesbrough, its early twentieth century urban elite and industrial heritage. Having previously worked as History Lecturer at the University of Huddersfield, Tosh is currently the Education, Learning and Events Officer at the town's landmark Tees Transporter Bridge.