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Photograph of Birtley Belgians

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

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

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

Cammell Laird – photograph of the launch of the Windsor Castle

University of Durham 1837 Charter

Photograph of Ward C1, 1st Northern General Hospital

Pre-Gestee advert c1940, fore runner of PG Tips

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

Birkenhead Park – sales plan

Lanchester Diploma

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


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

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

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

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

Port Sunlight Works and Village c1914

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

Domesday Book

York Corporation House Book, 1480-1486

“W and D” Birdseye View of Textiles of Manchester

Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling Association

Photograph of Bessemer Convertor

Photograph of the construction of the Tyne Bridge

RMS Eskimo in a Norwegian fjord

‘Our Northern Film Heritage’

Mortality Map of Cholera in 1866

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

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


Letters patent: Charter of incorporation 20 January 1345

Simon Temple's plan of Jarrow and the River Tyne

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

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

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

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

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

Lady Anne Clifford’s Great Books of Record

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

Author's proof copy of Love on the Dole

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

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

Survey and Valuation of Selby Abbey lands surrendered at the Dissolution

Alexandra Park

Roker Pier, Sunderland, under construction

Diary & Terrier of Brotherton Parish, 1778 - 1996

Plan of the Saltburn Inclined Tramway

Architectural plan of the Bank of England, Newcastle branch

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

Photograph of Marks & Spencer store, Leeds 1909

High level Bridge, Newcastle

Ferry boats

The Victoria Engine designed by James Close 1837

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

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

Map of the River Weaver, surveyor John Billington 1721

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

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

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

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

First Minute Book, Northern Architectural Association

Replica of ‘Rocket’ 1886.

Chartist movement poster, Carlisle, 1839

Lithograph depicting Hetton Colliery

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

Charter of Edward II, 12 May 1316

Birdseye View of Barrow Docks and Shipbuilding Yard

The Whitby Cartulary

Manchester and Salford Boys and Girls Refuges and Homes Admission Form

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

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

Alfred Wainwright 1907-1991

George Stephenson's Rocket, 1822

Yorkshire County Cricket Team Photograph, 1956

Everton FC Home Programme

Laws and Objects of the Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers

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

Colne Valley Division Labour Union Minute Book 1891-1900

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

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

Scrapbook of Bradford views and portraits

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

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

Photograph of workmen at The Bowes Museum

Huddersfield Female Educational Institute Advertisement

‘Jumbo Farm’ Minute Book 1861-1863'

The Peterloo Massacre, Manchester

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

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

High level Bridge, Newcastle

Baptism of Capability Brown

Co-operative Wholesale Society, A Colossus of Commerce

Mersey Tunnel Construction photograph

Ennis and Freeman on Sydney Harbour Bridge during construction

Sketch of wall hanging from the Art Treasures Manchester exhibition,

Manchester Caribbean Carnival leaflet, 1993

Cellar book for His Grace the Duke of Bridgewater

Photograph of the tanker 'World Unicorn' before launch

Register of Archbishop Walter de Grey, 1225-1255

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