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

Alfred Wainwright 1907-1991

Manchester Caribbean Carnival leaflet, 1993

Ennis and Freeman on Sydney Harbour Bridge during construction

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

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

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

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

Sketch of wall hanging from the Art Treasures Manchester exhibition,

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

Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling Association

University of Durham 1837 Charter

Birdseye View of Barrow Docks and Shipbuilding Yard

Photograph of the construction of the Tyne Bridge

Everton FC Home Programme

Birkenhead Park – sales plan

Photograph of workmen at The Bowes Museum

‘Jumbo Farm’ Minute Book 1861-1863'

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

Mersey Tunnel Construction photograph

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

“W and D” Birdseye View of Textiles of Manchester

Port Sunlight Works and Village c1914

Lithograph depicting Hetton Colliery

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

Domesday Book

Alexandra Park

Photograph of Birtley Belgians

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

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

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

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

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

Map of the River Weaver, surveyor John Billington 1721

Simon Temple's plan of Jarrow and the River Tyne

Co-operative Wholesale Society, A Colossus of Commerce

Replica of ‘Rocket’ 1886.

Plan of the Saltburn Inclined Tramway

Baptism of Capability Brown

Cammell Laird – photograph of the launch of the Windsor Castle

Survey and Valuation of Selby Abbey lands surrendered at the Dissolution


Author's proof copy of Love on the Dole

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

George Stephenson's Rocket, 1822

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

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

Lady Anne Clifford’s Great Books of Record

Pre-Gestee advert c1940, fore runner of PG Tips

Laws and Objects of the Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers

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


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

Manchester and Salford Boys and Girls Refuges and Homes Admission Form

Yorkshire County Cricket Team Photograph, 1956

Scrapbook of Bradford views and portraits

High level Bridge, Newcastle

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

Chartist movement poster, Carlisle, 1839

Register of Archbishop Walter de Grey, 1225-1255

The Peterloo Massacre, Manchester

Lanchester Diploma

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

The Victoria Engine designed by James Close 1837

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

Ferry boats

Mortality Map of Cholera in 1866

Charter of Edward II, 12 May 1316

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

Cellar book for His Grace the Duke of Bridgewater

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

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

The Whitby Cartulary

First Minute Book, Northern Architectural Association

Photograph of Bessemer Convertor

Roker Pier, Sunderland, under construction

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

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

High level Bridge, Newcastle

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

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

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

York Corporation House Book, 1480-1486

Colne Valley Division Labour Union Minute Book 1891-1900

Architectural plan of the Bank of England, Newcastle branch

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

Huddersfield Female Educational Institute Advertisement

Photograph of Ward C1, 1st Northern General Hospital

‘Our Northern Film Heritage’

Photograph of Marks & Spencer store, Leeds 1909

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

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

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

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

Diary & Terrier of Brotherton Parish, 1778 - 1996

Photograph of the tanker 'World Unicorn' before launch

Letters patent: Charter of incorporation 20 January 1345

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

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

RMS Eskimo in a Norwegian fjord

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