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"Exploring the Mysteries of the North West: From HMS Erebus to Roald Amundsen" Step back in time to 1845, when two legendary ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror

Background imageNorth West Collection: HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, 1845

HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, 1845
Engraving showing HMS Erebus (left) and HMS Terror, pictured on the River Thames, 1845. In 1845 the British Admiralty sent two polar exploration ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror

Background imageNorth West Collection: Somali Club, Upper Parliament Street, Liverpool, 22nd May 1976

Somali Club, Upper Parliament Street, Liverpool, 22nd May 1976, Somali Social Centre & Club

Background imageNorth West Collection: Captain Francis Crozier of HMS Terror, 1845

Captain Francis Crozier of HMS Terror, 1845
Engraving of Captain Francis Crozier (1796-1848) of HMS Terror, pictured shortly before departing on the ill-fated Franklin Arctic expedition of 1845

Background imageNorth West Collection: Traigh Na Beirigh (Reef Beach), Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Traigh Na Beirigh (Reef Beach), Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Background imageNorth West Collection: True-colour satellite image of northwest Scotland

True-colour satellite image of northwest Scotland

Background imageNorth West Collection: UK, England, Cumbria, Lake District, Derwentwater, Skiddaw and Blencathra mountains

UK, England, Cumbria, Lake District, Derwentwater, Skiddaw and Blencathra mountains above Keswick, from Cat Bells

Background imageNorth West Collection: Amlwch Port - a village in Anglesey, in north-west Wales

Amlwch Port - a village in Anglesey, in north-west Wales - the ferry from the mainland is taking on passengers for the return journey. Date: circa 1935

Background imageNorth West Collection: Roald Amundsen (1872-1928)

Roald Amundsen (1872-1928)
Photograph of Captain Roald Engelbreth Gravning Amundsen, the Norwegian explorer, in his cold weather clothing and skis, Antarctica, 1912

Background imageNorth West Collection: Little Turtle / Miami

Little Turtle / Miami
Chief of the Miami tribe who led a number of raids on settlers in the Northwest Territory. He was forced to sign the Treaty of Greenville in 1795

Background imageNorth West Collection: Postcode District Map sheet 4 Northern England

Postcode District Map sheet 4 Northern England
This postcode district map (sheet 4) displays the complete first half, or Outward Code, of the Postcode (eg LS2) for Northern England covering from Hawick in the north to Nantwich in the south

Background imageNorth West Collection: Captain Sir John Franklin (1786-1847)

Captain Sir John Franklin (1786-1847)
Engraving of Captain Sir John Franklin in his Royal Navy uniform, pictured shortly before departing on his ill-fated Arctic expedition of 1845

Background imageNorth West Collection: TLINGIT NATIVE AMERICAN, c1906. Kaw-Claa, a Tlingit Native American woman

TLINGIT NATIVE AMERICAN, c1906. Kaw-Claa, a Tlingit Native American woman, in full potlatch dancing costume. Photograph, c1906

Background imageNorth West Collection: Spokane, Washington, 1880s

Spokane, Washington, 1880s
Spokane Falls before the great fire, Washington Territory, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNorth West Collection: The Enterprise and Investigator surrounded by ice, Barro

The Enterprise and Investigator surrounded by ice, Barro
Engraving showing the Enterprise and Investigator surrounded by pack ice in Barrows Straits, September 1849. These two ships were used by Sir James Clark Rosss Expedition of 1848-1849 to search

Background imageNorth West Collection: The End of Sir John Franklins Arctic Expedition, 1845

The End of Sir John Franklins Arctic Expedition, 1845
Engraving showing the end of Sir John Franklins ill-fated Arctic expedition of 1845, entitled They Forged the last link with their lives. This engraving was taken from a painting by W

Background imageNorth West Collection: Franklins expedition seeking Northwest Passage

Franklins expedition seeking Northwest Passage
Seals and sea-birds watch as Sir John Franklins Erebus and Terror sail cautiously between Arctic icebergs

Background imageNorth West Collection: OR, Oregon Coast, Ecola State Park, view of Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock

OR, Oregon Coast, Ecola State Park, view of Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock

Background imageNorth West Collection: Berwick and Bridges

Berwick and Bridges
The bridges and harbour of Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, seen from the northwest, in Scotland : England is across the Tweed

Background imageNorth West Collection: DONCASTER

DONCASTER
Doncaster, south Yorkshire, seen from the northwest, across the river Don (hence its name) - famous for its races and butterscotch

Background imageNorth West Collection: Roald Amundsen (1872-1928)

Roald Amundsen (1872-1928)
Photographic portrait of Roald Engelbreth Gravning Amundsen, the Norwegian explorer who was the first man to navigate the Northwest Passage and reach the South Pole

Background imageNorth West Collection: Isle of Harris Gin, Harris Distillers, Hebrides, Scotland

Isle of Harris Gin, Harris Distillers, Hebrides, Scotland

Background imageNorth West Collection: View over Lake Buttermere towards Robinson, Dale Head and High Spy

View over Lake Buttermere towards Robinson, Dale Head and High Spy

Background imageNorth West Collection: The crew of the New Brighton lifeboat seen here aboard their new vessel The Edmund

The crew of the New Brighton lifeboat seen here aboard their new vessel The Edmund and Mary Robinson. The boat a Watson 41 lifeboat was built by Groves & Gutteridge of Cowes, Isle of Wight

Background imageNorth West Collection: Gold, Silver, Lapis and Obsidian in the Splendid Swords of the Kings - The Royal Treasure

Gold, Silver, Lapis and Obsidian in the Splendid Swords of the Kings - The Royal Treasure of Dorak c.3000 BC - report of the finds from the excavations by James Mellaart, Assistant Director

Background imageNorth West Collection: UK, Cumbria, Lake District, Keswick, Derwentwater, Derwent Isle

UK, Cumbria, Lake District, Keswick, Derwentwater, Derwent Isle

Background imageNorth West Collection: Oregon wheatfields, late 1800s

Oregon wheatfields, late 1800s
Farmland of Polk County, Oregon, as seen from Mount Pizgah, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNorth West Collection: Emotions Nightclub, Seel Street, Liverpool, 28th September 1989

Emotions Nightclub, Seel Street, Liverpool, 28th September 1989

Background imageNorth West Collection: Cox Bay beach and surfers at sunset, Tofino, British Columbia, Vancouver Island, Canada

Cox Bay beach and surfers at sunset, Tofino, British Columbia, Vancouver Island, Canada

Background imageNorth West Collection: Albert Docks Liverpool

Albert Docks Liverpool
A Tallship in the Albert Docks at Liverpool, once one of the busiest ports in the country, now a busy tourist centre

Background imageNorth West Collection: Mountain Lion, aka puma, cougar; Puma concolor, Captive wildlife model, in snow near Yellowstone NP

Mountain Lion, aka puma, cougar; Puma concolor, Captive wildlife model, in snow near Yellowstone NP

Background imageNorth West Collection: NATIVE AMERICANS / FISHING. Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest catching whitefish in

NATIVE AMERICANS / FISHING. Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest catching whitefish in the rapids of the Columbia
NATIVE AMERICANS/FISHING. Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest catching whitefish in the rapids of the Columbia River, Washington Territory. Wood engraving, 1871

Background imageNorth West Collection: Columbia River campsite of Native American fishermen

Columbia River campsite of Native American fishermen
Native American fishing camp on the banks of the Columbia River. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNorth West Collection: The 1177m cable stayed Ting Kau Bridge linking the northwest New Territories

The 1177m cable stayed Ting Kau Bridge linking the northwest New Territories, city and airport via Tsing Yi island, part of the huge airport project, Hong Kong, China, Asia

Background imageNorth West Collection: Alexander and Porus

Alexander and Porus
Alexander accepts the surrender of PORUS, king of the Pauravas, after defeating him on the Hydaspes (now Jhelum) river in northwest India/Pakistan

Background imageNorth West Collection: Swimming Gala and races at the Derby Swimming Pool in Harrison Drive, Wallasey

Swimming Gala and races at the Derby Swimming Pool in Harrison Drive, Wallasey. Circa 1935

Background imageNorth West Collection: The new Spion Kop stand under construction at Liverpools Anfield Ground

The new Spion Kop stand under construction at Liverpools Anfield Ground. Construction had been held up whilst waiting for a delivery of British Steel. 2nd June 1927

Background imageNorth West Collection: Holidaymakers making the most of the August Bank holiday sun at Peach Rock Battery on New

Holidaymakers making the most of the August Bank holiday sun at Peach Rock Battery on New Brightons sea front. 1st August 1938

Background imageNorth West Collection: UK, England, Cumbria, Lake District, Ullswater, Aira Force Waterfall

UK, England, Cumbria, Lake District, Ullswater, Aira Force Waterfall

Background imageNorth West Collection: UK, England, Cumbria, Lake District, Keswick, Derwentwater

UK, England, Cumbria, Lake District, Keswick, Derwentwater

Background imageNorth West Collection: Europe, England, Lancashire, Liverpool, Crosby Beach Sunset

Europe, England, Lancashire, Liverpool, Crosby Beach Sunset

Background imageNorth West Collection: BODMER: BLACKFOOT HORSEMAN. A Blackfoot Native American man riding on horseback at Fort McKenzie

BODMER: BLACKFOOT HORSEMAN. A Blackfoot Native American man riding on horseback at Fort McKenzie, Montana. Aquatint engraving, c1844, after a drawing, 1833, by Karl Bodmer

Background imageNorth West Collection: CANADA: MAP, 1872. Map of the boundary between British and American territory on the Pacific coast

CANADA: MAP, 1872. Map of the boundary between British and American territory on the Pacific coast, settled by the decision of the Emperor of Germany by arbitration in 1872

Background imageNorth West Collection: Busy Seattle harbor, circa 1890

Busy Seattle harbor, circa 1890
Bird s-eye view of Seattle, Washington Territory, circa 1890. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNorth West Collection: Columbia River fishing camp of Native Americans

Columbia River fishing camp of Native Americans
Native American fishing camp by the Columbia River, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNorth West Collection: UK, England, Cumbria, Lake District, Ullswater

UK, England, Cumbria, Lake District, Ullswater

Background imageNorth West Collection: English Cathedrals - Bangor Cathedral

English Cathedrals - Bangor Cathedral - Interior - arched sides, Low timbered roof. Part of Box 144 Boswell Collection - English Cathedrals Bangor Cathedral is an ancient place of Christian worship

Background imageNorth West Collection: GRH031414

GRH031414
A view of South Stack lighthouse

Background imageNorth West Collection: Smoking 700m wide crater of Volcan Telica in the North West volcano chain

Smoking 700m wide crater of Volcan Telica in the North West volcano chain, one of the countrys most active volcanoes, Leon, Nicaragua, Central America



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"Exploring the Mysteries of the North West: From HMS Erebus to Roald Amundsen" Step back in time to 1845, when two legendary ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, set sail on a treacherous journey through uncharted waters. Led by Captain Francis Crozier of HMS Terror, this expedition aimed to navigate the infamous Northwest Passage. As we delve into history, let's also explore the diverse landscapes that make up the North West. From Postcode District Map sheet 4 in Northern England to Amlwch Port in north-west Wales, this region boasts a rich tapestry of villages and natural wonders. The UK's Cumbria is home to breathtaking sights like Derwentwater and majestic mountains such as Skiddaw and Blencathra. Venturing further north brings us to Traigh Na Beirigh (Reef Beach) on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland's Outer Hebrides. Here, one can witness nature's raw beauty amidst stunning coastal scenery. The challenges faced by explorers are vividly captured in images like "The Enterprise and Investigator surrounded by ice" near Barrow. These frozen landscapes remind us of the bravery required for those who dared venture into these harsh terrains. Fast forward to modern times; northwest Scotland continues to captivate with its awe-inspiring vistas as seen from a true-color satellite image. Its rugged charm beckons adventurers seeking solace amidst untamed wilderness. Speaking of exploration pioneers, Roald Amundsen left an indelible mark on our understanding of remote regions. His audacious spirit paved the way for future discoveries across vast expanses like those found within America's own Spokane during the 1880s. Whether it be historical expeditions or contemporary wonders, there is no denying that North West holds an allure unlike any other place on Earth – a realm where tales intertwine with natural splendor at every turn.