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Photograph of Pit Brow Women leaving screen room at Gibfield Colliery, Atherton, 22 August 1918.

Joseph Swan’s recollection of the first use of his incandescent lightbulbs at Cragside

Mersey Tunnel Construction photograph

Ennis and Freeman on Sydney Harbour Bridge during construction

Photograph of the construction of the Tyne Bridge

Photograph of Walter Marshall while serving as a pilot in the RAF in the Middle

Drawing of a retort used by Boulton and Watt to provide gas lighting at Phillips and Lee textile mill Salford, 1805.

“W and D” Birdseye View of Textiles of Manchester

Scrapbook of Bradford views and portraits

University of Durham 1837 Charter

Birkenhead Park – sales plan

Domesday Book


Photograph of Ward C1, 1st Northern General Hospital

Survey and Valuation of Selby Abbey lands surrendered at the Dissolution

Alfred Wainwright 1907-1991

“The first report of a society for preventing accidents in coal mines”

Birdseye View of Barrow Docks and Shipbuilding Yard

Manchester Caribbean Carnival leaflet, 1993

Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling Association

‘Wash your hands now – as mummy does!’ c1960 leaflet

Baptism of Capability Brown

Charter of Edward II, 12 May 1316

Photograph of Bessemer Convertor

High level Bridge, Newcastle

The Commission for the Execution of the 7th Earl of Northumberland

Alexandra Park

Cammell Laird – photograph of the launch of the Windsor Castle


Replica of ‘Rocket’ 1886.

Leeds City Varieties Poster advertising Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs pantomime, 1976

Chartist movement poster, Carlisle, 1839

Yorkshire County Cricket Team Photograph, 1956

Drawing of the first composite passenger coach introduced on the Stockton and Darlington Railway, 1830-31

Cunard Staff Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 4 (Jan 1923).

Port Sunlight Works and Village c1914

Roker Pier, Sunderland, under construction

York Corporation House Book, 1480-1486

Simon Temple's plan of Jarrow and the River Tyne

Everton FC Home Programme

Pre-Gestee advert c1940, fore runner of PG Tips

Sketch of wall hanging from the Art Treasures Manchester exhibition,

Plan of the proposed harbour buildings at Seaham by John Dobson, 1828

Cellar book for His Grace the Duke of Bridgewater

Diaries and journals of Ellen Weeton (written 1807-1825)

Lithograph depicting Hetton Colliery

Durham and the North East Coast – Report of the Labour Party’s Commission of Enquiry into the Distressed Areas

Letters patent: Charter of incorporation 20 January 1345

Articles of partnership between John Brunner and Ludwig Mond, 28 February 1873

Author's proof copy of Love on the Dole

Laws and Objects of the Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers

Photograph of Marks & Spencer store, Leeds 1909

George Walker’s watercolours for The Costume of Yorkshire, 1814

First Minute Book, Northern Architectural Association

John Crossley and Sons Limited, carpet manufacturers of Dean Clough, Halifax, Centenary Illustration, 1903

Lanchester Diploma

Photograph of the tanker 'World Unicorn' before launch

‘A Kestrel for a Knave’ by Barry Hines - first page

The Whitby Cartulary

Symeon of Durham On the origins and progress of the church of Durham

Register of Archbishop Walter de Grey, 1225-1255

Photograph of Richard Shufflebottom’s Wild West show taken at Hull Fair, circa 1930

Lady Anne Clifford’s Great Books of Record

‘Part of the Wall near Benwell Hill, with an Apple Tree growing upon its Summit’

Plan of the Saltburn Inclined Tramway

Ten Years of Nuclear Power, publicity publication by the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, 1966

Illustration of George Stephenson's locomotive, ‘Locomotion’ 1875

Tony Harrison’s notebook for the poem ‘v.’

Photograph of Birtley Belgians

The Peterloo Massacre, Manchester

North West Lesbian and Gay Equality Campaign Programme, 20 Feb 1988

Architectural plan of the Bank of England, Newcastle branch

Manchester and Salford Boys and Girls Refuges and Homes Admission Form

‘Our Northern Film Heritage’

Flying machines designed by Sir George Cayley (1773-1857)

Electric light fittings for St George's Church, Preston designed by Sir Albert Richardson

Set of playing cards depicting the counties of England and Wales, Robert Morden, 1676

Mortality Map of Cholera in 1866

Co-operative Wholesale Society, A Colossus of Commerce

‘Jumbo Farm’ Minute Book 1861-1863'

Ferry boats

Map of the River Weaver, surveyor John Billington 1721

Plan of Seathwaite showing wad-mine surface and workings, 1821

Huddersfield Female Educational Institute Advertisement

Diary & Terrier of Brotherton Parish, 1778 - 1996

Poster advertising The People's Excursion Trains to the Art,Treasures Exhibition, Manchester

The Victoria Engine designed by James Close 1837

Photograph of Martin Luther King and students at coffee morning (University Archives, NUA/05289)

Colne Valley Division Labour Union Minute Book 1891-1900

Painting by Giovanni Montiroli of a design for the Ceiling of the Saloon at Alnwick Castle. c.1850

Conveyance of the Ramsden (Huddersfield) Estates from Sir John Frecheville Ramsden to the Mayor Alderman and Burgesses of the County Borough of Huddersfield (Huddersfield Corporation) with full plans, 29 Sep 1920

Registration card for the Municipal School of Art, Manchester, issued to L. S. Lowry

Photograph of workmen at The Bowes Museum

Photograph of Queensway Mersey Tunnel, Liverpool to Birkenhead under construction, 1931

George Stephenson's Rocket, 1822

Lord Mayor's correspondence from York servicemen, January-April 1915

Photograph of four soldiers of the 18th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, c.1914

Cunard Passenger List `Passengers for Halifax and Boston: No. 1' (Jul 1840-Dec 1844) 1 volume.

RMS Eskimo in a Norwegian fjord

High level Bridge, Newcastle

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