The Boldon Auction Galleries held its Antique and Interiors Auction today, Wednesday, May 9, which was packed with interesting and fascinating local history items.
Among them was a large collection of National Union of Mineworkers items relating to Durham Gala, the Miner's Strike and general mining days.
It included pit lamps, miners' badges and artworks by mining artists Robert Olley and Tom McGuinness.
Sea fret - a look at the foggy phenomenon which spoils sunny days in South Shields
South Shields man jailed for terrifying physical and sexual assault on woman in her own home
Pair set up cannabis farm in town centre flat
South Tyneside man given jail warning after breaching court order
13 great pictures as the sunshine sees crowds flock to South Shields beaches
The items were all sold for a total of £6,000.
Another interesting lot was a Victorian etched glass and memorabilia from The Victoria Hall Disaster 1883 in Sunderland, where 183 children were killed in one of the worst stampedes in history. which sold for £55.
A rare Sunderland Bridge Lottery Ticket went for £35.
And, Tyne Mosaic, 1941, 36 black and white vertical photographs issued by No. 4 Squadron ‘On Her Majesty’s Service’, sold for £35.
For more information about the auction house and upcoming auctions contact [email protected] or telephone 0191 537 2630.