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

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

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

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

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

High level Bridge, Newcastle

High level Bridge, Newcastle

The Whitby Cartulary

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

Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling Association

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

Photograph of Bessemer Convertor

Register of Archbishop Walter de Grey, 1225-1255

Photograph of Birtley Belgians

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

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

Architectural plan of the Bank of England, Newcastle branch

Birkenhead Park – sales plan

University of Durham 1837 Charter


Birdseye View of Barrow Docks and Shipbuilding Yard

Map of the River Weaver, surveyor John Billington 1721

‘Jumbo Farm’ Minute Book 1861-1863'

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

Author's proof copy of Love on the Dole

Cammell Laird – photograph of the launch of the Windsor Castle

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

Lady Anne Clifford’s Great Books of Record

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

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

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

Pre-Gestee advert c1940, fore runner of PG Tips

Manchester Caribbean Carnival leaflet, 1993

Lanchester Diploma

Port Sunlight Works and Village c1914

Alfred Wainwright 1907-1991

Huddersfield Female Educational Institute Advertisement

Survey and Valuation of Selby Abbey lands surrendered at the Dissolution

Mortality Map of Cholera in 1866

Ferry boats

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

Sketch of wall hanging from the Art Treasures Manchester exhibition,

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

Photograph of Ward C1, 1st Northern General Hospital

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

Colne Valley Division Labour Union Minute Book 1891-1900

Domesday Book

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

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

The Peterloo Massacre, Manchester

“W and D” Birdseye View of Textiles of Manchester

RMS Eskimo in a Norwegian fjord

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

Plan of the Saltburn Inclined Tramway

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

Alexandra Park

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

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

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

Cellar book for His Grace the Duke of Bridgewater

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

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

Laws and Objects of the Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers

Lithograph depicting Hetton Colliery

Everton FC Home Programme

Letters patent: Charter of incorporation 20 January 1345

Diary & Terrier of Brotherton Parish, 1778 - 1996

Baptism of Capability Brown

Photograph of the construction of the Tyne Bridge

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

Co-operative Wholesale Society, A Colossus of Commerce

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

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


Chartist movement poster, Carlisle, 1839

First Minute Book, Northern Architectural Association

Mersey Tunnel Construction photograph

York Corporation House Book, 1480-1486

George Stephenson's Rocket, 1822

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

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

Replica of ‘Rocket’ 1886.

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

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

Manchester and Salford Boys and Girls Refuges and Homes Admission Form

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

Photograph of workmen at The Bowes Museum

‘Our Northern Film Heritage’

Scrapbook of Bradford views and portraits

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

The Victoria Engine designed by James Close 1837

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

Photograph of Marks & Spencer store, Leeds 1909

Ennis and Freeman on Sydney Harbour Bridge during construction

Roker Pier, Sunderland, under construction

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

Charter of Edward II, 12 May 1316

Yorkshire County Cricket Team Photograph, 1956

Simon Temple's plan of Jarrow and the River Tyne

Photograph of the tanker 'World Unicorn' before launch

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