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

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

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

Ennis and Freeman on Sydney Harbour Bridge during construction

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

Lady Anne Clifford’s Great Books of Record

Survey and Valuation of Selby Abbey lands surrendered at the Dissolution

‘Jumbo Farm’ Minute Book 1861-1863'

Letters patent: Charter of incorporation 20 January 1345

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

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

Lithograph depicting Hetton Colliery

Lanchester Diploma


George Stephenson's Rocket, 1822

Register of Archbishop Walter de Grey, 1225-1255

Cellar book for His Grace the Duke of Bridgewater

Diary & Terrier of Brotherton Parish, 1778 - 1996

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

Roker Pier, Sunderland, under construction

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

Replica of ‘Rocket’ 1886.

Photograph of Bessemer Convertor

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

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

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

Author's proof copy of Love on the Dole

Co-operative Wholesale Society, A Colossus of Commerce

Ferry boats

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

The Whitby Cartulary

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

University of Durham 1837 Charter

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

Baptism of Capability Brown

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

The Peterloo Massacre, Manchester

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

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

Pre-Gestee advert c1940, fore runner of PG Tips

Huddersfield Female Educational Institute Advertisement

Cammell Laird – photograph of the launch of the Windsor Castle

Laws and Objects of the Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers

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

Manchester and Salford Boys and Girls Refuges and Homes Admission Form

Photograph of workmen at The Bowes Museum

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

Photograph of the construction of the Tyne Bridge

Alfred Wainwright 1907-1991

Colne Valley Division Labour Union Minute Book 1891-1900

Scrapbook of Bradford views and portraits

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

First Minute Book, Northern Architectural Association

Chartist movement poster, Carlisle, 1839

Port Sunlight Works and Village c1914

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

Birkenhead Park – sales plan

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

Mersey Tunnel Construction photograph

Alexandra Park

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

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

The Victoria Engine designed by James Close 1837

‘Our Northern Film Heritage’

Architectural plan of the Bank of England, Newcastle branch

Everton FC Home Programme

Manchester Caribbean Carnival leaflet, 1993

Photograph of the tanker 'World Unicorn' before launch

“W and D” Birdseye View of Textiles of Manchester

Photograph of Marks & Spencer store, Leeds 1909

Sketch of wall hanging from the Art Treasures Manchester exhibition,


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

High level Bridge, Newcastle

Map of the River Weaver, surveyor John Billington 1721

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

Charter of Edward II, 12 May 1316

Plan of the Saltburn Inclined Tramway

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

Photograph of Birtley Belgians

Birdseye View of Barrow Docks and Shipbuilding Yard

High level Bridge, Newcastle

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