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The Victoria Engine designed by James Close 1837

Ferry boats

‘Our Northern Film Heritage’

Lithograph depicting Hetton Colliery

Roker Pier, Sunderland, under construction

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

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

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

Photograph of Bessemer Convertor

Cellar book for His Grace the Duke of Bridgewater

Manchester and Salford Boys and Girls Refuges and Homes Admission Form

‘Jumbo Farm’ Minute Book 1861-1863'

George Stephenson's Rocket, 1822

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

Photograph of Marks & Spencer store, Leeds 1909

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

Photograph of Birtley Belgians

Laws and Objects of the Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers

Birkenhead Park – sales plan

Alexandra Park

Chartist movement poster, Carlisle, 1839

Mersey Tunnel Construction photograph

Cammell Laird – photograph of the launch of the Windsor Castle

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

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

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

High level Bridge, Newcastle


Plan of the Saltburn Inclined Tramway

Baptism of Capability Brown

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

Port Sunlight Works and Village c1914

Survey and Valuation of Selby Abbey lands surrendered at the Dissolution

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

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

Photograph of the construction of the Tyne Bridge

High level Bridge, Newcastle

Huddersfield Female Educational Institute Advertisement

Map of the River Weaver, surveyor John Billington 1721

Replica of ‘Rocket’ 1886.

Photograph of the tanker 'World Unicorn' before launch

Diary & Terrier of Brotherton Parish, 1778 - 1996

Photograph of workmen at The Bowes Museum

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

Colne Valley Division Labour Union Minute Book 1891-1900

Manchester Caribbean Carnival leaflet, 1993

Letters patent: Charter of incorporation 20 January 1345

Pre-Gestee advert c1940, fore runner of PG Tips

University of Durham 1837 Charter

Architectural plan of the Bank of England, Newcastle branch

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

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

Birdseye View of Barrow Docks and Shipbuilding Yard

Sketch of wall hanging from the Art Treasures Manchester exhibition,

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

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

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

Alfred Wainwright 1907-1991

First Minute Book, Northern Architectural Association

Scrapbook of Bradford views and portraits

Lady Anne Clifford’s Great Books of Record

Everton FC Home Programme

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

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

Lanchester Diploma


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

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

Register of Archbishop Walter de Grey, 1225-1255

Co-operative Wholesale Society, A Colossus of Commerce

The Peterloo Massacre, Manchester

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

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

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

“W and D” Birdseye View of Textiles of Manchester

Ennis and Freeman on Sydney Harbour Bridge during construction

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

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

Charter of Edward II, 12 May 1316

Author's proof copy of Love on the Dole

The Whitby Cartulary

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

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