Archive

The archive will remain a ‘work-in-progress’. If you have found or come across any items that you think might be relevant and of interest, please contact us through the contact page. Constructive comments and suggestions always welcome.

Use the search item to bring up items relating to whatever aspect of the project interests you. Where possible we will show copies of the actual material – document, photo or audio files. Otherwise, the website will  simply ‘signpost’ you to where you can find the material. This will generally be for items that have copyright or other permission issues. The item will give a brief description of the item. If you want to follow it up you can contact the archive where it is located – a museum or a local history group.Although we stand to make no commercial advantage from using material, we have exercised due diligence in checking any restrictions on our right to display it.

 

Or just browse, there is already lots of fascinating material there …

Interview with David Price – Selby Miner

  David’s interview covers 40 years in the industry in the UK and abroad. He started in mining in 1973…

Miners Strike Christmas Cards

These Christmas Cards were on sale in London in 1984 to raise funds for the miners on strike  

North Selby No. 1 shaft: proposed treatment of Ackworth Rock 526.4m-575m

A proposal regarding the treatment of Ackworth Rock at the North Selby coal mine. Prepared by the Cementation Mining Ltd.…

Grassland Management Guidance

One aim of the project is to promote biodiversity and limit the impact of invasive species. There are a number…

Grassland Management : Paper by DKH 2011

A proposal for the management of the verges along the path by the North Yorkshire County Council ecologist in 2011…

University of York Sociology Report

Students from the Department of Sociology at the University of York carried out a research project in Summer 2018 with…

Susan Major’s book “Female Railway Workers in World War II”

Susan Major’s book Female Railway Workers in World War II explores the role of women around the UK who took on roles…

The Role of York Greenways in Managing the National Cycle Network around York

This is a sound file based on a paper prepared to help define the different roles of Sustrans and York…

Selby, an Inland Port

Selby was an inland port for approximately a century, between 1880-1980. Today, no coasters, tugs or commercial vessels sail through…

Selby Station

              Photos from Selby: The Industrial Past – Roland Chilvers and Selby: The Past…

Steam in the 1960s in Selby

          Photos from Selby: The Industrial Past – Roland Chilvers.

Selby Takes Off

    Photos from Selby: The Past in Pictures: A Pictorial History: Part 2.

Selby North Eastern Railway station, 1905

 

North Eastern Railway Men in Selby

The North Eastern Railway (NER) Company was created by Royal Assent in July 1854.           Photos…

Selby to Kingston Upon Hull Railway

  Until 1840 the railway line from Leeds terminated at Selby. Prior to the railway’s construction, the only way to…

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