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Loving cups and deaths by fire

Toxic skulduggery and pottles and lippies

Daytrippers to Neasham in the summer of 1962 – what is the rounded vehicle on the right of the picture?

From the Archive: Neasham 1962

FROM THE ARCHIVE: A superb picture looking through the columns of the Market Cross, or Butter Mart, in Barnard Castle, and down The Bank towards the Tees. It was taken on May 29, 1968

No Treating Orders and the immorality of theatres

Looking Back: Topical tips, shocking practical jokes, and a poor punishment

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Kirkgate, Ripon, on November 24, 1960 - what sort of soft-topped van is that beneath the cathedral?

From the Archive: A soft-topped van in Ripon

Looking Back: Dossers, sympathisers and whippings

LONG-RUNNING MYSTERY: The poster for the 1876 Boxing Day sports in Saltburn. Picture: Clare Booth

From the Archive: A long-running mystery

OPEN UP: David Butterworth, left, and Robert White begin their expedition to descend to the centre of the earth – well, Grinton nuclear bunker

Going underground

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Some shady dealings are taking place in the shadow of Stokesley Town Hall. One reader has asked that we put some buses up for identification, but is enough of the 299 to Seamer visible to see what make it is? What is the car CPY 669C par

A market monument

A string of horses in Middleham in 1962 belonging to Capt Neville Crump, who won the Grand National three times

Car's ID causes controversy

A magnificent picture of beach bathing machines and Saltburn pier – originally 1,500ft long – which is taken from a Hurworth family's album, dated about 1900

Welcome to a new northern watering place

CENTENARY CELEBRATION: Locomotion No 1, right, with the most modern engine at the time of the 1925 commemorations. Who can tell us about No 1243 and precisely where in Darlington this picture was taken?

All on the same line over railway anniversary

Hawes, in December 1953

Hawes retains its 50s charm

Still keeping a look-out

To mark the Queen becoming Britain's longest serving monarch here is a picture of Her Majesty on the west steps of Ripon cathedral with six local children, carrying nosegays, and the Yeoman of the Guard, on April 4, 1985

Rumpus at flower show gates

FIRST VEHICLE: A posh car is the first to travel on the southbound carriageway of the Leeming and Londonderry by-pass of the A1 on October 3, 1961 – but what sort of posh car?

Opening day of the A1(M) – 50 years ago

Can you identify the two tone van in Ripon Market Place?

Can you identify the two tone van in Ripon Market Place?

D&S Times advert, August 21, 1915

Giant puffball causes concern

Darlington and Stockton Times advert, August 14, 1965

Put her own son on the fire

Gilling West, near Richmond, at the head of Holmedale

Is this Gilling West in the 1950s?

D&S Times advert, August 7, 1965

Boy died after stick throwing

TEA BREAK: An old chap brings harvesters a cup of tea in front of Easby Abbey on July 10, 1962

Tea break for harvesters overlooked by Easby Abbey in 1962

An advert from the Darlington & Stockton Times in 1965

Hunted down and hanged

CAR QUIZ: Which cars can you identify?

Can you identify these cars on Northallerton High Street in 1962?

Adverts from the D&S Times of July 24, 1915

Looking Back: how it rained on the righteous of Yorkshire

Advert from the D&S Times of July 17, 1915

A long honeymoon and a cheating one-armed bandit

FROM OUR ARCHIVE: The County Bridge at Barnard Castle

County Bridge and the enormous hulk of Ullathorne's Mill

Advert from the D&S Times of July 10, 1915

How gammon and rabbits became election issues


Straw beck under Muker Bridge

An advert from July 3, 1915

Looking Back: Underhand tactics in North Riding election

NON-STARTER: Bo-Bo No 13 being built in the North Road works in Darlington in 1919

Of Bo-Bos and fancy bridges

WHAT CAR? Stokesley town hall in December 1962. How about identifying the car with the rounded back parked over the gutter – registration BXG 913

Can you identify this car from Stokesley in 1962?

EDWARDIAN: Piercebridge station about 100 years ago. Picture courtesy of Mike Stow of Gainford

All aboard for Piercebridge

Bedale, January 18, 1957

Bedale: A quiet day on the cobbles

FROM OUR ARCHIVE: This wonderful picture of a stock gift sale was taken on Reeth green on September 30, 1960. All proceeds from the auction went to the Reeth Methodist Manse Renovation Fund

Stock gift sale in 1960s Reeth

SAUCY ADVERT: From the Darlington and Stockton Times of June 12, 1915

Looking Back: Cricket, drunks and headlice

FROM THE ARCHIVE: A wonderful old picture of Richmond Castle from Millgate. It isn't dated, but we guess that it was taken in the 1930s

From the archive: Richmond in the 1930s

Advert from the Darlington and Stockton Times of June 19, 1965

Looking Back: 1865 – Murder in Barnard Castle

BRITISH STEEL GALA 1987: Children from Beech Grove School, in South Bank, on their float depicting The Jungle Book

British Steel Gala, Redcar, 1987


Headline news from 50, 100 and 150 years ago

Advertisements from the D&S Times of 50 years ago

Headline news from 50, 100 and 150 years ago

FROM OUR ARCHIVE: A busy scene in Darlington's Victorian covered market hall in March 1964. The butcher is selling cuts from prize-winning beasts but health and hygiene standards were clearly not as strict back then.

Darlington, 1964

Advertisements from the D&S Times of 50 years ago

Headline news from 150, 100 and 50 years ago

Guisborough, 1993

Guisborough, 1993

Darlington, 1991

Darlington, 1991

Advertisements from the D&S Times of 50 years ago

Headline news from 50, 100 and 150 years ago

Croft-on-Tees, 1968

Croft-on-Tees, 1968

Advertisements from the D&S Times of 50 years ago

Headline news from 150, 100 and 50 years ago

Advertisements from the D&S Times of 50 years ago

Headline news from 150, 100 and 50 years ago

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