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"Uncovering the Past: A Glimpse into an Unknown Age" In a remote corner of Tarland, Aberdeenshire, lies a hidden treasure from 1925

Background imageUnknown Age Collection: A long run from Tarland, Aberdeenshire, necessitates a thorough clean-up for this 1925

A long run from Tarland, Aberdeenshire, necessitates a thorough clean-up for this 1925 Tasker traction engine, so its owner Mr William McConachie, an Aberdeen farmer

Background imageUnknown Age Collection: Mr. J. D. Cram Station Master at Riding Mill Railway Station is busy with the prize

Mr. J. D. Cram Station Master at Riding Mill Railway Station is busy with the prize winning flowers on 2nd September 1955

Background imageUnknown Age Collection: Two manual workers on ladders painting house exterior, (B&W)

Two manual workers on ladders painting house exterior, (B&W)

Background imageUnknown Age Collection: North East Festivals Musician Paul Evans launches the 21st Newcastle Jazz Festival

North East Festivals Musician Paul Evans launches the 21st Newcastle Jazz Festival 26 April 1995

Background imageUnknown Age Collection: Two skeletons have been unearthed by archaeologists who have been working for several

Two skeletons have been unearthed by archaeologists who have been working for several months on a dig outside The Keep, in Newcastle on 1st May 1979

Background imageUnknown Age Collection: A least two human skeletons have been unearthed by archaeologists carrying out excavation

A least two human skeletons have been unearthed by archaeologists carrying out excavation work at the Arbeia roman Fort as South Shields on 8th January 1990

Background imageUnknown Age Collection: A small child holding hands with a skeleton on 10th September 1985

A small child holding hands with a skeleton on 10th September 1985

Background imageUnknown Age Collection: Chuffed: Mr Benjamin Stafford with his Fowler road locomotive at Beamish Museum

Chuffed: Mr Benjamin Stafford with his Fowler road locomotive at Beamish Museum, Durham on 4th September 1989

Background imageUnknown Age Collection: No health and safety here as this painter stands precariously on top of the hand rails of

No health and safety here as this painter stands precariously on top of the hand rails of the safety cradle on 14th September 1985

Background imageUnknown Age Collection: Michael Charlton from dudley, with his 1988 Burrell traction engine on 13th September

Michael Charlton from dudley, with his 1988 Burrell traction engine on 13th September 1993

Background imageUnknown Age Collection: Paul Robson from Sunderland skateboarding at the Oval in Washington on 5th September

Paul Robson from Sunderland skateboarding at the Oval in Washington on 5th September 1991

Background imageUnknown Age Collection: Skateboard crayz youngsters like young John Turner try ou the North East

Skateboard crayz youngsters like young John Turner try ou the North Easts first Skateboard Bowl in Durham on 6th February 1978

Background imageUnknown Age Collection: Newcastle Area Skateboarders competition, held in the grounds of the West Denton High

Newcastle Area Skateboarders competition, held in the grounds of the West Denton High School. Malcolm Bishop of Heaton demonstrating his freestyle on 3rd December 1977

Background imageUnknown Age Collection: Mr Walter Hodson pictured with the steam roller Highland Lass on 2th June 1972

Mr Walter Hodson pictured with the steam roller Highland Lass on 2th June 1972. Mr Hodson looked after her when she was owned by McAlpine, the builders

Background imageUnknown Age Collection: Mr Doug Chapman of the Hastings Arms, Seaton Delaval in the stocks for charity on 31st

Mr Doug Chapman of the Hastings Arms, Seaton Delaval in the stocks for charity on 31st March 1986

Background imageUnknown Age Collection: Spotlighted against the wintry city skyline are members of a team of steeplejacks who are

Spotlighted against the wintry city skyline are members of a team of steeplejacks who are carrying out a survey of the spire and roof of St Marys Cathedral, in Clayton Street

Background imageUnknown Age Collection: Walking Tall! World champion stilt walker John Long set some heads turning when he went

Walking Tall! World champion stilt walker John Long set some heads turning when he went for a stroll through Newcastle City Centre on 2nd April 1982

Background imageUnknown Age Collection: Alberts Sayers with his barrow on the streets of Newcastle on 4th August 1982

Alberts Sayers with his barrow on the streets of Newcastle on 4th August 1982

Background imageUnknown Age Collection: The British Rail main North-South freight line was completely blocked today on 7th August

The British Rail main North-South freight line was completely blocked today on 7th August 1974, at Leamside in Co. Durham after 14 wagons came off the tracks

Background imageUnknown Age Collection: More than 200 passengers had a narrow escape at Hexham Station on 1st July 1957

More than 200 passengers had a narrow escape at Hexham Station on 1st July 1957, when a coal train crashed into an empty diesel train. they were in the 11 a.m

Background imageUnknown Age Collection: The desolate High Shields Railway Station on 22nd October 1969

The desolate High Shields Railway Station on 22nd October 1969

Background imageUnknown Age Collection: A general view of Boldon Colliery Railway Station on 30th June 1976

A general view of Boldon Colliery Railway Station on 30th June 1976

Background imageUnknown Age Collection: A general view of the disused Lintz Green Railway Station on the Newcastle to Consett

A general view of the disused Lintz Green Railway Station on the Newcastle to Consett line on 6th August 1953

Background imageUnknown Age Collection: A general view of the now disused Carville Railway Station in Wallsend on 18th April 1973

A general view of the now disused Carville Railway Station in Wallsend on 18th April 1973

Background imageUnknown Age Collection: Brian Beacher of Whitley Bay and Graham Lamb (right) of Gosforth on 21st September 1985

Brian Beacher of Whitley Bay and Graham Lamb (right) of Gosforth on 21st September 1985. They are both going to work on the new British Rail Pullman

Background imageUnknown Age Collection: A real high speed team - drivers David Sursham (centre)

A real high speed team - drivers David Sursham (centre) and colin forster with guard Bill Smith at Newcastle Central Station on 21st May 1986

Background imageUnknown Age Collection: Signalman Ron Challenor in the British Rail signal box at Dudley which has gone over to

Signalman Ron Challenor in the British Rail signal box at Dudley which has gone over to closed circuit television on 11th September 1973

Background imageUnknown Age Collection: The railway signal box at Benton, Newcastle on 3rd March 1964

The railway signal box at Benton, Newcastle on 3rd March 1964

Background imageUnknown Age Collection: Brian Blessed and, right, Terence Edmund, who plays PC Sweet

Brian Blessed and, right, Terence Edmund, who plays PC Sweet, toss up to see who pays for teas during a break in the filming of the television programme Z Cars on 16th December 1962

Background imageUnknown Age Collection: Rytons Town Crier Noel Rippeth had nothing to ring his bell about as the torrential

Rytons Town Crier Noel Rippeth had nothing to ring his bell about as the torrential rain forced the cancellation of the annual Ryton Village Hirings Fair 2 May 1983

Background imageUnknown Age Collection: Town Crier John Stevenson struggled through the snow at Northumberland Square in North

Town Crier John Stevenson struggled through the snow at Northumberland Square in North Sheilds, to launch North Tyneside Councils campaign urging residents to claim all the Government benefits they

Background imageUnknown Age Collection: These Rag Week students are getting ready to play a game of Dwile Flonking in Newcastle

These Rag Week students are getting ready to play a game of Dwile Flonking in Newcastle on 6th November 1970

Background imageUnknown Age Collection: A diesel train at Kirkbride in Cumbria which was inspected by the Mayor of Carlisle, Coun

A diesel train at Kirkbride in Cumbria which was inspected by the Mayor of Carlisle, Coun. T. J. Lancaster who is also a British Railways guard on 25th November 1954

Background imageUnknown Age Collection: Heaton Traction Depot production manager Len Purdy pictured with the new British Rail

Heaton Traction Depot production manager Len Purdy pictured with the new British Rail Pacer train on 12th September 1985

Background imageUnknown Age Collection: The last train waits at Washington Station for the signal to pull out on 13th June 1963

The last train waits at Washington Station for the signal to pull out on 13th June 1963

Background imageUnknown Age Collection: The last few passengers board the last train as it leaves Washington Station on 13th June

The last few passengers board the last train as it leaves Washington Station on 13th June 1963

Background imageUnknown Age Collection: Mr. Ray Buckton, the ASLEF General Secretary tries the driver

Mr. Ray Buckton, the ASLEF General Secretary tries the drivers seat in British Rails new High Speed train just before it left Kings Cross for Darlington on 2nd August, 1973

Background imageUnknown Age Collection: Volunteer Rosemary Smith welcomes the Deltic diesel locomotive to the Stephenson Rail

Volunteer Rosemary Smith welcomes the Deltic diesel locomotive to the Stephenson Rail Museum, North Shields on 27th April 1994

Background imageUnknown Age Collection: Archaeologists digging up a perfectly preserved wooden railway which had lain buried

Archaeologists digging up a perfectly preserved wooden railway which had lain buried beneath colliery spoil at the site of the former Lambton Cokeworks in Sunderland on 16th October 1996

Background imageUnknown Age Collection: Hanging Montgolfier hot air balloon

Hanging Montgolfier hot air balloon
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Background imageUnknown Age Collection: Woman wearing stockings, (B&W), (low section)

Woman wearing stockings, (B&W), (low section)

Background imageUnknown Age Collection: The Manchester Assize Courts were law courts on Great Ducie Street in the Strangeways

The Manchester Assize Courts were law courts on Great Ducie Street in the Strangeways district of Manchester, England. It was 279 ft (85 m)

Background imageUnknown Age Collection: The price they paid, a Viking warrior lies dying on the Anglo Saxon ground after a

The price they paid, a Viking warrior lies dying on the Anglo Saxon ground after a merciless battle re-enactment by the History Club on 26th August 1973, at South Shields

Background imageUnknown Age Collection: George Byerley on 2th May 1986 with his Marshall twin cylinder portable

George Byerley on 2th May 1986 with his Marshall twin cylinder portable steam engine which is driving a Ransomes heavy duty threshing machine which in turn is driving a Jones wire bailer

Background imageUnknown Age Collection: Tyne and Wear Museums Martin Routledge polishes up a steam powere fire engine

Tyne and Wear Museums Martin Routledge polishes up a steam powere fire engine on 13th September 1993

Background imageUnknown Age Collection: Henry Thompsons Foden Steam Wagon got up a full head of steam at Beamish on 4th

Henry Thompsons Foden Steam Wagon got up a full head of steam at Beamish on 4th September 1983

Background imageUnknown Age Collection: Philip Doran of Newton Aycliffe, with his miniature Burrell traction engine in action

Philip Doran of Newton Aycliffe, with his miniature Burrell traction engine in action on 13th September 1993

Background imageUnknown Age Collection: A vintage traction engine getting steamed up on 22nd September 1998

A vintage traction engine getting steamed up on 22nd September 1998



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"Uncovering the Past: A Glimpse into an Unknown Age" In a remote corner of Tarland, Aberdeenshire, lies a hidden treasure from 1925. Its long run has left it in need of a thorough clean-up, but its beauty remains intact. At Riding Mill Railway Station, Mr. J. D. Cram, the dedicated station master, is busy with a prize that holds unknown age and historical significance. Amidst the hustle and bustle of everyday life, two manual workers diligently paint the exterior of a house on ladders. The black and white image captures their timeless craftsmanship. Paul Evans, a talented musician from North East Festivals Musician fame, launches the 21st Newcastle Jazz Festival - an event that transcends time and brings people together through music. Archaeologists toil tirelessly as they unearth not one but two skeletons from an ancient era. Their excavation work reveals secrets that have been buried for centuries. A poignant photograph taken on September 10th, 1985 shows a small child holding hands with one such skeleton - bridging the gap between past and present in an unexpected way. Mr. Benjamin Stafford proudly poses with his Fowler road locomotive at Beamish Museum - preserving history for future generations to admire and appreciate. Risking life without health and safety measures in place, a daring painter stands precariously atop handrails to complete his masterpiece - defying gravity for art's sake. On September 13th, Michael Charlton from Dudley showcases his beloved 1988 Burrell traction engine - reviving memories of bygone eras when steam ruled the roads. Youngsters like John Turner embrace their skateboarding craze as they try out thrilling moves across North East landscapes - blending modernity with echoes of an unknown age. In another snapshot frozen in time on June 2nd, 1972; Mr. Walter Hodson proudly stands beside the steam roller Highland Lass.