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Spirit of the North Rights Managed Collection

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Background imageSpirit of the North Rights Managed 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 Rights Managed 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 Rights Managed 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 Rights Managed 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 Rights Managed 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 Rights Managed 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 Rights Managed Collection: Peace Gardens, Sheffield DP136252

Peace Gardens, Sheffield DP136252
Peace Gardens, Sheffield, South Yorkshire. General view of the square, Town Hall and Wheel of Sheffield. March 2010

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

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

Background imageSpirit of the North Rights Managed 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 Rights Managed Collection: Yorkshire Dales EAW603550

Yorkshire Dales EAW603550
KELD HEAD SCAR, North Yorkshire. Aerial photograph of Kingsdale, near Thornton Force in the Yorkshire Dales. The cliffs reveal the Great Scar Limestone

Background imageSpirit of the North Rights Managed 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 Rights Managed 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 Rights Managed 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 Rights Managed 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 Rights Managed Collection: Town Hall, Sheffield DP136253

Town Hall, Sheffield DP136253
Town Hall, Sheffield, South Yorkshire. The Town Hall and the Wheel of Sheffield. March 2010

Background imageSpirit of the North Rights Managed 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 Rights Managed 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 Rights Managed Collection: Dry stone wall DP005708

Dry stone wall DP005708
Dry stone wall with lichen and moss. Higherford Mill, Barrowford, Lancashire

Background imageSpirit of the North Rights Managed 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 Rights Managed 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 Rights Managed Collection: Flyovers a083828

Flyovers a083828
The modern elevated carriageways of Burdock Way spanning Hebble Brook and the Victorian North Bridge in Halifax West Yorkshire. Photographed by John Gay in 1976

Background imageSpirit of the North Rights Managed Collection: Cragside 28280_043

Cragside 28280_043
Cragside Hall, Northumberland. National Trust property

Background imageSpirit of the North Rights Managed 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 Rights Managed 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 Rights Managed 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 Rights Managed 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 Rights Managed 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 Rights Managed 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 Rights Managed Collection: Beverley Minster N100030

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

Background imageSpirit of the North Rights Managed 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 Rights Managed 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 Rights Managed 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 Rights Managed 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 Rights Managed Collection: Barnard Castle J860320

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

Background imageSpirit of the North Rights Managed 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 Rights Managed Collection: Neptune Energy Park Walker DP174618

Neptune Energy Park Walker DP174618
Neptune Energy Park, Neptune Historic Dry Dock, Shepherd Offshore Ltd, Fisher Street, Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyneside

Background imageSpirit of the North Rights Managed 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 Rights Managed Collection: Shambles OP16536

Shambles OP16536
Shambles, York. The pub sign for the Shoulder of Mutton Inn, landlord M C Thompson, is hanging in the foreground. Photographed probably 1890s

Background imageSpirit of the North Rights Managed Collection: Morecambe seafront WSA01_01_07983

Morecambe seafront WSA01_01_07983
Marine Road West, West End, Morecambe, Lancashire. The West End seafront from the south, with cars and a bus in the foreground. Walter Scott

Background imageSpirit of the North Rights Managed Collection: Northumberlandia 28289_027

Northumberlandia 28289_027
Northumberlandia, Lady of the North, Cramlington, Northumberland. A huge land sculpture in the shape of a reclining female figure, completed in 2012

Background imageSpirit of the North Rights Managed 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 Rights Managed Collection: Tate & Lyle Ltd Sugar Silo OP02541

Tate & Lyle Ltd Sugar Silo OP02541
Huskisson Dock, Regent Road, Liverpool. The Tate & Lyle Ltd Sugar Silo during construction. Photographed in November 1956 for Tate and Lyle - Tate and Lyle Collection

Background imageSpirit of the North Rights Managed Collection: Alnwick Garden 28797_052

Alnwick Garden 28797_052
The Alnwick Garden, Northumberland. Aerial view of the geometric walled garden area. Photographed in August 2015

Background imageSpirit of the North Rights Managed Collection: Preston Bypass EAW073974

Preston Bypass EAW073974
Preston Bypass, Lancashire. Britains first motorway under construction, photographed in November 1958. It was opened by Harold MacMillan in December

Background imageSpirit of the North Rights Managed Collection: Sunderland EAW405804

Sunderland EAW405804
Sunderland and the mouth of the River Wear. May 1981. Aerofilms Collection

Background imageSpirit of the North Rights Managed Collection: Hotel Majestic a60_03835

Hotel Majestic a60_03835
Hotel Majestic, Springfield Avenue, Harrogate, North Yorkshire. The south front viewed from the grounds to the south west. Photographed by Herbert Felton in 1960

Background imageSpirit of the North Rights Managed 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 Rights Managed Collection: Cummins Engine Factory DP100836

Cummins Engine Factory DP100836
Cummins Engine Factory, Yarm Road, Darlington, County Durham. Constructed 1964-5. Designed by Kevin Roche, John Dinkerloo and Associates. General view of front elevation in Cor Ten steel




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