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Manchester Caribbean Carnival leaflet, 1993

Photograph of Marks & Spencer store, Leeds 1909

Birdseye View of Barrow Docks and Shipbuilding Yard

Alexandra Park

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

Photograph of Birtley Belgians

The Victoria Engine designed by James Close 1837

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

Lanchester Diploma

Lithograph depicting Hetton Colliery

Architectural plan of the Bank of England, Newcastle branch

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

Cellar book for His Grace the Duke of Bridgewater

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

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

Everton FC Home Programme

Port Sunlight Works and Village c1914

‘Jumbo Farm’ Minute Book 1861-1863'

Photograph of Bessemer Convertor

Pre-Gestee advert c1940, fore runner of PG Tips

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

Birkenhead Park – sales plan

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

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

Baptism of Capability Brown

Co-operative Wholesale Society, A Colossus of Commerce

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

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

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

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

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

The Peterloo Massacre, Manchester

Huddersfield Female Educational Institute Advertisement

Roker Pier, Sunderland, under construction

Diary & Terrier of Brotherton Parish, 1778 - 1996

Lady Anne Clifford’s Great Books of Record

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

Alfred Wainwright 1907-1991

Manchester and Salford Boys and Girls Refuges and Homes Admission Form

Cammell Laird – photograph of the launch of the Windsor Castle

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

Colne Valley Division Labour Union Minute Book 1891-1900

Letters patent: Charter of incorporation 20 January 1345

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


High level Bridge, Newcastle

Ferry boats

Ennis and Freeman on Sydney Harbour Bridge during construction

The Whitby Cartulary

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

Sketch of wall hanging from the Art Treasures Manchester exhibition,

Map of the River Weaver, surveyor John Billington 1721

University of Durham 1837 Charter

Register of Archbishop Walter de Grey, 1225-1255


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

First Minute Book, Northern Architectural Association

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

Scrapbook of Bradford views and portraits

Replica of ‘Rocket’ 1886.

High level Bridge, Newcastle

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

Mersey Tunnel Construction photograph

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

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

Plan of the Saltburn Inclined Tramway

Photograph of workmen at The Bowes Museum

‘Our Northern Film Heritage’

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

Survey and Valuation of Selby Abbey lands surrendered at the Dissolution

Laws and Objects of the Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers

Photograph of the construction of the Tyne Bridge

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

George Stephenson's Rocket, 1822

Charter of Edward II, 12 May 1316

Author's proof copy of Love on the Dole

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

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

Photograph of the tanker 'World Unicorn' before launch

“W and D” Birdseye View of Textiles of Manchester

Chartist movement poster, Carlisle, 1839

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

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