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

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

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

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

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

Huddersfield Female Educational Institute Advertisement

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

Photograph of Bessemer Convertor

Laws and Objects of the Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers

Co-operative Wholesale Society, A Colossus of Commerce

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

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

Colne Valley Division Labour Union Minute Book 1891-1900

The Whitby Cartulary

Cammell Laird – photograph of the launch of the Windsor Castle

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

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

Map of the River Weaver, surveyor John Billington 1721

Yorkshire County Cricket Team Photograph, 1956

Photograph of Marks & Spencer store, Leeds 1909

Pre-Gestee advert c1940, fore runner of PG Tips

University of Durham 1837 Charter

Photograph of Ward C1, 1st Northern General Hospital

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

Port Sunlight Works and Village c1914

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

Photograph of the construction of the Tyne Bridge

‘Jumbo Farm’ Minute Book 1861-1863'

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

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

Replica of ‘Rocket’ 1886.

Plan of the Saltburn Inclined Tramway

Diary & Terrier of Brotherton Parish, 1778 - 1996

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

‘Our Northern Film Heritage’

Manchester and Salford Boys and Girls Refuges and Homes Admission Form

Chartist movement poster, Carlisle, 1839

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

High level Bridge, Newcastle

Author's proof copy of Love on the Dole

RMS Eskimo in a Norwegian fjord

Mersey Tunnel Construction photograph

George Stephenson's Rocket, 1822

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

Register of Archbishop Walter de Grey, 1225-1255

Simon Temple's plan of Jarrow and the River Tyne


Photograph of the tanker 'World Unicorn' before launch

First Minute Book, Northern Architectural Association

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

The Peterloo Massacre, Manchester

York Corporation House Book, 1480-1486

Lanchester Diploma

Cellar book for His Grace the Duke of Bridgewater

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

Alexandra Park

Lady Anne Clifford’s Great Books of Record

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

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

Birkenhead Park – sales plan

Baptism of Capability Brown

Ferry boats

Photograph of Birtley Belgians

Letters patent: Charter of incorporation 20 January 1345

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

Photograph of workmen at The Bowes Museum

Architectural plan of the Bank of England, Newcastle branch

Birdseye View of Barrow Docks and Shipbuilding Yard

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

Lithograph depicting Hetton Colliery

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

Survey and Valuation of Selby Abbey lands surrendered at the Dissolution

Scrapbook of Bradford views and portraits

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

“W and D” Birdseye View of Textiles of Manchester

Roker Pier, Sunderland, under construction

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

Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling Association

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

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

Everton FC Home Programme

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

Ennis and Freeman on Sydney Harbour Bridge during construction

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

Sketch of wall hanging from the Art Treasures Manchester exhibition,

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

Mortality Map of Cholera in 1866

Domesday Book

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


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

Alfred Wainwright 1907-1991

High level Bridge, Newcastle

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

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

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

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

The Victoria Engine designed by James Close 1837

Charter of Edward II, 12 May 1316

Manchester Caribbean Carnival leaflet, 1993

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