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Spirit of the North Collection

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Background imageSpirit of the North Collection: Gormley - Angel of the North DP059218

Gormley - Angel of the North DP059218
THE ANGEL OF THE NORTH, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear. General view of Angel of the North by Anthony Gormley, lit at twilight. Photographed by James O. Davies in 2008

Background imageSpirit of the North Collection: Anderton Boat Lift N000041

Anderton Boat Lift N000041
ANDERTON BOAT LIFT, Cheshire. Floodlit, night view of the boat lift from the west. It was built in 1875 to carry goods between the River Weaver and the Trent & Mersey Canal

Background imageSpirit of the North Collection: Tees Transporter Bridge, Middlesbrough N100022

Tees Transporter Bridge, Middlesbrough N100022
TEES TRANSPORTER BRIDGE, Middlesbrough, Cleveland. General night view of the gondola bridge built across the River Tees in 1911

Background imageSpirit of the North Collection: The pier at Lytham St Annes N990008

The pier at Lytham St Annes N990008
LYTHAM ST ANNES, Lancashire. The pier at Lytham St Annes, viewed here at sunset. First built in 1885 and subsequently remodelled, it is made of conventional iron column with a lattice girder design

Background imageSpirit of the North Collection: Stockport viaduct a98_05394

Stockport viaduct a98_05394
RAILWAY VIADUCT, Stockport, Greater Manchester. This evocative urban landscape shows the railway viaduct in Stockport, looking along the river. Photographed by Eric de Mare in 1954

Background imageSpirit of the North Collection: Roller Coaster, Blackpool Pleasure Beach N100540

Roller Coaster, Blackpool Pleasure Beach N100540
BLACKPOOL, Lancashire. Night view of the roller coaster at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Background imageSpirit of the North Collection: Barnard Castle J860320

Barnard Castle J860320
BARNARD CASTLE, Durham. North west view, across the River Tees

Background imageSpirit of the North Collection: FerryBridge AA98 / 05454

FerryBridge AA98 / 05454
FERRYBRIDGE, Brotherton, North Yorkshire. Cooling towers at Ferrybridge Power Station form the background to this view of the Church of St Edward at Brotherton, North Yorkshire

Background imageSpirit of the North Collection: Wast Water, Lake District J060228

Wast Water, Lake District J060228
WAST WATER, Lake District, Cumbria. Showing the fell of Yew Barrow in the distance

Background imageSpirit of the North Collection: Humber Bridge N090342

Humber Bridge N090342
HUMBER BRIDGE, East Riding of Yorkshire / North Lincolnshire. General view of the bridge

Background imageSpirit of the North Collection: Tyne Bridges N080495

Tyne Bridges N080495
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE / GATESHEAD, Tyne and Wear. Twilight view up river towards the Swing Bridge, High Level Bridge and Tyne Bridge

Background imageSpirit of the North Collection: Barrow-in-Furness shipyard 1920 EPW004064

Barrow-in-Furness shipyard 1920 EPW004064
BARROW-IN-FURNESS, Cumbria. Aerial view of the shipyard in July 1920 with four ships in various stages of completion. The shipyard was first established in 1852; by 1920 it was operated by Vickers

Background imageSpirit of the North Collection: Durham Cathedral OP04503

Durham Cathedral OP04503
DURHAM CATHEDRAL, Durham. Interior view of Durham Cathedral from the north-east showing decorated piers in the nave and crossing. Photographed by John Gay during the 1960s

Background imageSpirit of the North Collection: Blackpool a047928

Blackpool a047928
BLACKPOOL, Lancashire. An elderly man on holiday paddling in the sea, with Blackpool Tower in the background. Date range 1946-1955. John Gay

Background imageSpirit of the North Collection: John Rylands Library, Manchester A42_01435

John Rylands Library, Manchester A42_01435
JOHN RYLANDS LIBRARY, Manchester. Interior view. A staircase in the John Rylands Library in the University of Manchester. It was endowed in memory of John Rylands, a textile manufacturer

Background imageSpirit of the North Collection: Scafell Pikes AFL03_aerofilms_ac587428

Scafell Pikes AFL03_aerofilms_ac587428
SCAFELL, Cumbria. Aerial photograph showing Scafell Pikes and the Lake District. Aerofilms Collection (see Links)

Background imageSpirit of the North Collection: Liverpool Pier Head 1920 EPW003058

Liverpool Pier Head 1920 EPW003058
PIER HEAD, Liverpool, Merseyside. The " Three Graces" shown here in 1920, are the Royal Liver Building (completed in 1911 with two clock towers crowned by mythical Liver Birds)

Background imageSpirit of the North Collection: Wentworth Woodhouse EAR007511

Wentworth Woodhouse EAR007511
Wentworth Woodhouse, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Aerial view by Aeropictorial. Aerofilms Collection. August 1946

Background imageSpirit of the North Collection: Saltburn Pier N100019

Saltburn Pier N100019
SALTBURN PIER, North Yorkshire. View down onto the pier from the clifftop. Unusual patterns in the sea on a frosty winter dawn

Background imageSpirit of the North Collection: York Minster K011134

York Minster K011134
YORK MINSTER. North Yorkshire. A view from the south west along the city walls near Station Road

Background imageSpirit of the North Collection: Piece Hall a083824

Piece Hall a083824
Looking over the market stalls in the courtyard of the Piece Hall in Halifax, West Yorkshire. Originally built as a cloth hall in the late 18th century

Background imageSpirit of the North Collection: Bamburgh at sunset N080247

Bamburgh at sunset N080247
BAMBURGH CASTLE, Northumberland. The coastal castle viewed from the beach, silhouetted against a setting sun

Background imageSpirit of the North Collection: Dismantling New Brighton Tower EPW004047

Dismantling New Brighton Tower EPW004047
NEW BRIGHTON, Wallasey, Wirral, Merseyside. Aerial view of New Brighton Tower being removed. Constructed in 1896 as an observation tower, it was closed during the First World War

Background imageSpirit of the North Collection: Clitheroe Castle 33168_047

Clitheroe Castle 33168_047
Clitheroe Castle, Lancashire. 12th century enlosure castle with a keep and bailey. Now used as a museum

Background imageSpirit of the North Collection: Emley Moor 28824_047

Emley Moor 28824_047
Emley Moor, Kirklees. Aerial oblique view showing the Arqiva Tower transmission mast. Completed in 1971 the tower broadcasts UHF TV signals to most of Yorkshire

Background imageSpirit of the North Collection: Blackpool Pleasure Beach EAW223435

Blackpool Pleasure Beach EAW223435
Blackpool, Lancashire. Blackpool Pleasure Beach resort and amusement park, first founded in 1896. Photographed in April 1972. Aerofilms Collection

Background imageSpirit of the North Collection: Rain BB98_05778

Rain BB98_05778
Pier Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire. People with raincoats and umbrellas walking beside the harbour in the rain. Photographed by Alfred Newton and Sons 1896-1920

Background imageSpirit of the North Collection: Bridge House, Ambleside a98_05105

Bridge House, Ambleside a98_05105
BRIDGE HOUSE, Ambleside, Cumbria. The small bridge at Ambleside in Cumbria was built to link a house and gardens with orchards on the other side of the stream

Background imageSpirit of the North Collection: North Yorkshire landscape N100504

North Yorkshire landscape N100504
KETTLEWELL, North Yorkshire. Panoramic view of field barns in the landscape

Background imageSpirit of the North Collection: Aintree racecourse, Liverpool 20434_011

Aintree racecourse, Liverpool 20434_011
AINTREE RACECOURSE, Liverpool, Merseyside. Opened in 1829 for horse racing on the flat, steeplechasing was officially introduced in 1839, when the first Grand National was run at Aintree

Background imageSpirit of the North Collection: Liverpool Cathedral EAW023367

Liverpool Cathedral EAW023367
LIVERPOOL CATHEDRAL. The Anglican Cathedral in Liverpool was begun in 1904 to a design of Giles Gilbert Scott. The tower was completed in 1942, but the cathedral was not completed until 1978

Background imageSpirit of the North Collection: Eric Morecambe statue a99_08584

Eric Morecambe statue a99_08584
MORECAMBE, Lancashire. Statue of Eric Morecambe by Graham Ibbeson

Background imageSpirit of the North Collection: Bolton Town Hall 33165_027

Bolton Town Hall 33165_027
Bolton Town Hall, Victoria Square, Bolton. Lancashire. Photographed in May 2017

Background imageSpirit of the North Collection: Consett Steel Works FF98_00247

Consett Steel Works FF98_00247
Consett Steel Works, County Durham, 1945-80. Eric de Mare (1910-2002) cellulose acetate negative. Steel-making dominated Consett for 140 years from 1840, and the steelworks, employing 6

Background imageSpirit of the North Collection: York Cold War Bunker N070184

York Cold War Bunker N070184
YORK COLD WAR BUNKER, North Yorkshire. Interior view of the Operations Room showing maps and charts ready for use

Background imageSpirit of the North Collection: Tyne bridges, Newcastle a55_04312

Tyne bridges, Newcastle a55_04312
THE TYNE BRIDGES, Newcastle upon Tyne. A view from Newcastle quayside of the Tyne Bridge opened in 1928 by King George V. In the distance the Swing Bridge designed by William Armstrong

Background imageSpirit of the North Collection: Lune Aqueduct a98_05166

Lune Aqueduct a98_05166
LUNE AQUEDUCT, Lancaster Canal, Lancashire. The Lune Aqueduct near Halton carries the Preston to Kendal Canal over the River Lune

Background imageSpirit of the North Collection: Beverley Minster N100030

Beverley Minster N100030
BEVERLEY MINSTER, East Riding of Yorkshire. Exterior of the West Front

Background imageSpirit of the North Collection: Royal Liver Building N020046

Royal Liver Building N020046
THE ROYAL LIVER BUILDING, Liverpool, Merseyside. The Royal Liver Building based at Pier Head at dusk

Background imageSpirit of the North Collection: Whitby lobster pots K011121

Whitby lobster pots K011121
WHITBY, North Yorkshire. Lobster pots lining the quayside of the harbour with a view of the old town with St Marys Church on the hill

Background imageSpirit of the North Collection: Lancaster University Chaplaincy DP138154

Lancaster University Chaplaincy DP138154
Lancaster University, Scotforth Road, Lancaster, Lancashire. Detail view of The Chaplaincy Centre

Background imageSpirit of the North Collection: Theatre Royal, Newcastle a55_04404

Theatre Royal, Newcastle a55_04404
THEATRE ROYAL, Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne. The portico of the Royal Theatre viewed from a high vantage point. The theatre was opened in 1837. Photographed by Eric de Mare between 1945 and 1955

Background imageSpirit of the North Collection: Roseberry Topping from Morton Carr N100025

Roseberry Topping from Morton Carr N100025
ROSEBERRY TOPPING, North Yorkshire / Cleveland. View across Morton Carr towards Roseberry Topping on the horizon with hay bales and tree on a frosty, misty winter morning. Sunrise

Background imageSpirit of the North Collection: St Cuthberts Isle K011480

St Cuthberts Isle K011480
ST CUTHBERTs ISLE, Lindisfarne, Northumberland. View of isle from the coastline

Background imageSpirit of the North Collection: Cricket on Filey beach WSA01_01_G0584

Cricket on Filey beach WSA01_01_G0584
Filey, North Yorkshire. Children playing cricket on the beach, with two bathing tents in the background. Photographed for the Walter Scott postcard company in 1930

Background imageSpirit of the North Collection: Halifax FF003428

Halifax FF003428
An elevated view looking north west from Stoney Royd over Halifax, West Yorkshire. Photographed by John Gay in the 1960s

Background imageSpirit of the North Collection: Barton Swing Aqueduct a98_05171

Barton Swing Aqueduct a98_05171
Boats on the Barton Swing Aqueduct, carrying the Bridgewater Canal over the Manchester Ship Canal. Trafford, Greater Manchester. Photographed by Eric de Mare sometime in the 1950s

Background imageSpirit of the North Collection: Yeavering Bell Camp 28283_032

Yeavering Bell Camp 28283_032
Yeavering Bell, Kirknewton, Cheviots, Northumberland. Iron Age hillfort. Photographed in 2012. NHLE1006561



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