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

Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling Association

Photograph of Ward C1, 1st Northern General Hospital

George Stephenson's Rocket, 1822

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

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

Lanchester Diploma

York Corporation House Book, 1480-1486

Ferry boats

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

Photograph of Marks & Spencer store, Leeds 1909

Cellar book for His Grace the Duke of Bridgewater

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

Everton FC Home Programme

High level Bridge, Newcastle

Simon Temple's plan of Jarrow and the River Tyne

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

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

Architectural plan of the Bank of England, Newcastle branch

High level Bridge, Newcastle

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

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

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

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

Diary & Terrier of Brotherton Parish, 1778 - 1996

Pre-Gestee advert c1940, fore runner of PG Tips

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

Domesday Book


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

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

Alfred Wainwright 1907-1991

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

Letters patent: Charter of incorporation 20 January 1345

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

Huddersfield Female Educational Institute Advertisement

Co-operative Wholesale Society, A Colossus of Commerce

Birdseye View of Barrow Docks and Shipbuilding Yard

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

Baptism of Capability Brown

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

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

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

‘Jumbo Farm’ Minute Book 1861-1863'

First Minute Book, Northern Architectural Association

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


University of Durham 1837 Charter

Plan of the Saltburn Inclined Tramway

Mortality Map of Cholera in 1866

Colne Valley Division Labour Union Minute Book 1891-1900

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

Survey and Valuation of Selby Abbey lands surrendered at the Dissolution

Yorkshire County Cricket Team Photograph, 1956

The Peterloo Massacre, Manchester

Register of Archbishop Walter de Grey, 1225-1255

Photograph of workmen at The Bowes Museum

Birkenhead Park – sales plan

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

Map of the River Weaver, surveyor John Billington 1721

Roker Pier, Sunderland, under construction

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’

Lithograph depicting Hetton Colliery

Charter of Edward II, 12 May 1316

Sketch of wall hanging from the Art Treasures Manchester exhibition,

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

Photograph of Bessemer Convertor

Photograph of the tanker 'World Unicorn' before launch

Mersey Tunnel Construction photograph

RMS Eskimo in a Norwegian fjord

The Victoria Engine designed by James Close 1837

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

Photograph of Birtley Belgians

Cammell Laird – photograph of the launch of the Windsor Castle

Author's proof copy of Love on the Dole

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

Lady Anne Clifford’s Great Books of Record

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

Photograph of the construction of the Tyne Bridge

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

The Whitby Cartulary

“W and D” Birdseye View of Textiles of Manchester

Alexandra Park

Manchester and Salford Boys and Girls Refuges and Homes Admission Form

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

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

Laws and Objects of the Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers

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

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

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

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

Manchester Caribbean Carnival leaflet, 1993

Chartist movement poster, Carlisle, 1839

Scrapbook of Bradford views and portraits

Port Sunlight Works and Village c1914

“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

Replica of ‘Rocket’ 1886.

Ennis and Freeman on Sydney Harbour Bridge during construction

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