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Looking Back

This is the north end of Northallerton High Street in December 1980. Is it too recent to try to tempt you into car identification? What is the white car heading north out of town on the far right? Email: chris.lloyd@nne.co.uk

Egg collecting for the war effort and the first drink drivers

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Danby Wiske, near Northallerton, on December 5, 1936, taken from Mounstall Lane looking north into the heart of the village (53581996)

From the Archive: Danby Wiske

Looking Back: the importance of feather pillows in war, and the price of fish

The first of 15 bus shelters was being installed on the outskirts of Richmond when this picture was taken in the Market Place in September 1965

Libraries, 6mph speeders and grape-nuts

MURDER SCENE: Church Row is behind these1890s maypole dancers on Gainford green. The victim James Watson lived to the left of the sign on the house wall; the poisoner Lizzie Pearson lived to the right

End of the Gainford poisoner

Looking Back: "A chasm now yawns through whose impassable jaws rolls the turgid and muddy flood"

Looking Back: "A chasm now yawns through whose impassable jaws rolls the turgid and muddy flood"

Looking Back: A "Yuletide Hupset" and a perfect panto

RICHMOND BOUND: Scorton station on June 2, 1952, with an Ivatt class 2 at the platform. The picture is by Jack Armstrong and courtesy of the JW Armstrong Railway Photographic Trust

A trip to St Cuthbert's wonderful well

Looking Back: Robbery, rain and vain plans

AN EMBLEM OF MODERN CHRISTMAS: Annie in Pickering sent this Edwardian postcard, which was postmarked at 5.15am on December 25, although the year is not clear, to Mr R Smith, Duncan Cottage, Loftus, and she said: "Wishing you all a Happy Xmas." T

1865: "The Emblem of a Modern Christmas"

Stationmaster Henry Orton at Battersby Junction on the North Yorkshire and Cleveland Railway. The station was originally called Ingleby, but changed to Battersby Junction on September 30, 1878, and then shorted to Battersby on May 1, 1893

From the Archive: Battersby and Havana

Looking Back: Murder with a pitchfork in Richmond

Alan Gilpin's picture of a wartime Salute the Soldier event on a snowy day in Richmond Market Place

A special salute for soldiers

A horsewhipper and a woman driver

The construction of the A1 bridge over the River Swale near Catterick in 1957-58. Picture by Jack Armstrong and courtesy of the Armstrong Railway Photographic Trust

From the Archive: Building the A1 at Catterick

Looking Back: There's oil in them thar moors

Neasham, on the banks of the Tees, was a popular daytrip when this picture was taken in the summer of 1962 – but what was the car with the rounded back on the right?

Neasham day-trippers who were in the Vanguard

Jet crash drowns out washing machine

FROM THE ARCHIVE: A brilliant though undated photograph in the D&S Times library of the centre of Richmond. Can anyone give us any clues, perhaps from the cars?

From the Archive: Richmond shortly after the war

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

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

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?

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