THIS week, in search of pictures, we delve among the Durham packets in The Northern Echo photo-archive and pull out the one marked "R". The subject matter seems to be roads or rivers, by and large. If you can add any information, memories or thoughts to any of our captions, we'd love to hear from you. As ever, please email chris.lloyd@nne.co.uk

The Northern Echo: A fabulous "wide-eye" view of Old Elvet and New Elvet in October 1966

A fabulous "wide-eye" view of Old Elvet and New Elvet in October 1966

The Northern Echo: An artist's impression from March 1989 showing a planned development for South Claypath with buildings stretching over the A690 into the Market Place. The designs never left the drawing board

An artist's impression from March 1989 showing a planned development for South Claypath with buildings stretching over the A690 into the Market Place. The designs never left the drawing board

The Northern Echo: In North Bailey in May 1964 when new electric lights were replacing old gas lamps. The Land Rover with the Darlington numberplate is a Tyne Tees Outside Broadcast Unit

In North Bailey in May 1964 when new electric lights were replacing old gas lamps. The Land Rover with the Darlington numberplate is a Tyne Tees Outside Broadcast Unit

The Northern Echo: "Durham's cheerless Victorian railway station is to be modernised right down to its litter bins," said the story which accompanied this picture in June 1965. "A new booking hall, separate ticket and information offices,

"Durham's cheerless Victorian railway station is to be modernised right down to its litter bins," said the story which accompanied this picture in June 1965. "A new booking hall, separate ticket and information offices, stationmaster's office, general waiting room, staff mess room and toilets will be erected. The new building will be of lightweight steel framing with metal-faced insulating panels and surrounding fascia of compressed asbestos." You wouldn't have thought that that was something to be boast about

The Northern Echo: If you wondered what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is up to now he's been relieved of managerial duties at Manchester United, here is sheltering beneath an umbrella while watching the roaring Wear. Or is it a very young former Chancellor of the Exchequer

If you wondered what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is up to now he's been relieved of managerial duties at Manchester United, here is sheltering beneath an umbrella while watching the roaring Wear. Or is it a very young former Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne in a natty necktie? Probably neither, as this picture was taken in October 1976

The Northern Echo: A crowded Market Place in Durham in May 1960 with everyone's favourite police box still controlling the traffic. The open sided van behind it is interesting with its wooden crates. What do you think was in them?

A crowded Market Place in Durham in May 1960 with everyone's favourite police box still controlling the traffic. The open sided van behind it is interesting with its wooden crates. What do you think was in them?

The Northern Echo: This picture is dated 1961 and someone has written in an inkpen on the rear: "A February afternoon by the river at Durham"

This picture is dated 1961 and someone has written in an inkpen on the rear: "A February afternoon by the river at Durham"

The Northern Echo: Milburngate in October 1969 awaiting a new phase of development

Milburngate in October 1969 awaiting a new phase of development

The Northern Echo: In September 1965 when this picture was taken in Waddington Street beneath the railway viaduct there were complaints that the multitude of buses was making the houses shake

In September 1965 when this picture was taken in Waddington Street beneath the railway viaduct there were complaints that the multitude of buses was making the houses shake

The Northern Echo: A snowy scene on the riverbank beneath the cathedral at Christmas 1962

A snowy scene on the riverbank beneath the cathedral at Christmas 1962

The Northern Echo: Melting snow lines Claypath in Christmas 1986

Melting snow lines Claypath, probably in the 1970s. Can you identify the car on the right?