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Colne Valley Division Labour Union Minute Book 1891-1900

Letters patent: Charter of incorporation 20 January 1345

Ferry boats

The Whitby Cartulary

Lady Anne Clifford’s Great Books of Record

Birdseye View of Barrow Docks and Shipbuilding Yard

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

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

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

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

York Corporation House Book, 1480-1486

Photograph of the tanker 'World Unicorn' before launch

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

George Stephenson's Rocket, 1822

Cellar book for His Grace the Duke of Bridgewater

Yorkshire County Cricket Team Photograph, 1956

Everton FC Home Programme

Simon Temple's plan of Jarrow and the River Tyne

Alexandra Park

Charter of Edward II, 12 May 1316

High level Bridge, Newcastle

Diary & Terrier of Brotherton Parish, 1778 - 1996

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

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

Laws and Objects of the Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers

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

Alfred Wainwright 1907-1991

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

‘Jumbo Farm’ Minute Book 1861-1863'

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

First Minute Book, Northern Architectural Association

Manchester Caribbean Carnival leaflet, 1993

Lithograph depicting Hetton Colliery

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

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

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

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

Roker Pier, Sunderland, under construction

Co-operative Wholesale Society, A Colossus of Commerce

Port Sunlight Works and Village c1914

Plan of the Saltburn Inclined Tramway

‘Our Northern Film Heritage’

High level Bridge, Newcastle

Chartist movement poster, Carlisle, 1839

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

Ennis and Freeman on Sydney Harbour Bridge during construction

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

Baptism of Capability Brown


Huddersfield Female Educational Institute Advertisement

Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling Association

Sketch of wall hanging from the Art Treasures Manchester exhibition,

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

Mersey Tunnel Construction photograph

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

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

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

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

Pre-Gestee advert c1940, fore runner of PG Tips

Photograph of Marks & Spencer store, Leeds 1909

Lanchester Diploma

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

Photograph of Birtley Belgians

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

The Victoria Engine designed by James Close 1837

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

Cammell Laird – photograph of the launch of the Windsor Castle

Photograph of Ward C1, 1st Northern General Hospital

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

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

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

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

RMS Eskimo in a Norwegian fjord

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

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

Photograph of workmen at The Bowes Museum

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

Map of the River Weaver, surveyor John Billington 1721

Manchester and Salford Boys and Girls Refuges and Homes Admission Form

Birkenhead Park – sales plan


Photograph of the construction of the Tyne Bridge

Survey and Valuation of Selby Abbey lands surrendered at the Dissolution

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

The Peterloo Massacre, Manchester

Architectural plan of the Bank of England, Newcastle branch

Replica of ‘Rocket’ 1886.

Author's proof copy of Love on the Dole

Scrapbook of Bradford views and portraits

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

Mortality Map of Cholera in 1866

University of Durham 1837 Charter

“W and D” Birdseye View of Textiles of Manchester

Photograph of Bessemer Convertor

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

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

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

Domesday Book

Register of Archbishop Walter de Grey, 1225-1255

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

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