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Alexandra Park

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


Roker Pier, Sunderland, under construction

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

‘Jumbo Farm’ Minute Book 1861-1863'

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

High level Bridge, Newcastle

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

Photograph of Marks & Spencer store, Leeds 1909

Sketch of wall hanging from the Art Treasures Manchester exhibition,

Photograph of the construction of the Tyne Bridge

Co-operative Wholesale Society, A Colossus of Commerce

Colne Valley Division Labour Union Minute Book 1891-1900

Author's proof copy of Love on the Dole

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


Alfred Wainwright 1907-1991

Port Sunlight Works and Village c1914

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

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

Simon Temple's plan of Jarrow and the River Tyne

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

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

Lanchester Diploma

Architectural plan of the Bank of England, Newcastle branch

George Stephenson's Rocket, 1822

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

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

Lithograph depicting Hetton Colliery

University of Durham 1837 Charter

RMS Eskimo in a Norwegian fjord

Manchester Caribbean Carnival leaflet, 1993

Photograph of Birtley Belgians

Manchester and Salford Boys and Girls Refuges and Homes Admission Form

Lady Anne Clifford’s Great Books of Record

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

Photograph of workmen at The Bowes Museum

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

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

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

Everton FC Home Programme

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

‘Our Northern Film Heritage’

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

Cellar book for His Grace the Duke of Bridgewater

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

The Victoria Engine designed by James Close 1837

Scrapbook of Bradford views and portraits

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

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

Charter of Edward II, 12 May 1316

Domesday Book

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

Photograph of Ward C1, 1st Northern General Hospital

Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling Association

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

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

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

Mortality Map of Cholera in 1866

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

Yorkshire County Cricket Team Photograph, 1956

First Minute Book, Northern Architectural Association

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

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

Replica of ‘Rocket’ 1886.

Huddersfield Female Educational Institute Advertisement

Cammell Laird – photograph of the launch of the Windsor Castle

Map of the River Weaver, surveyor John Billington 1721

Letters patent: Charter of incorporation 20 January 1345

York Corporation House Book, 1480-1486

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

Laws and Objects of the Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers

Baptism of Capability Brown

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

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

Survey and Valuation of Selby Abbey lands surrendered at the Dissolution

Photograph of the tanker 'World Unicorn' before launch

Register of Archbishop Walter de Grey, 1225-1255

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

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

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

Birkenhead Park – sales plan

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

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

Ennis and Freeman on Sydney Harbour Bridge during construction

“W and D” Birdseye View of Textiles of Manchester

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

Mersey Tunnel Construction photograph

The Peterloo Massacre, Manchester

The Whitby Cartulary

Ferry boats

Plan of the Saltburn Inclined Tramway

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

Chartist movement poster, Carlisle, 1839

Pre-Gestee advert c1940, fore runner of PG Tips

Birdseye View of Barrow Docks and Shipbuilding Yard

Photograph of Bessemer Convertor

High level Bridge, Newcastle

Diary & Terrier of Brotherton Parish, 1778 - 1996

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