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 …

“Nostalgia on Tuesday, breaking records” Yorkshire Post article recounting the history of the coalfeld

This is from an article in the Yorkshire Post dated Tuesday 14th September 2018 See https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/heritage/nostalgia-on-tuesday-breaking-records-1-9333331 Attempts to find coal…

East Coast Railways- Express and Main Line Route 1888

The maps (leaflets) below show the route taken between Edinburgh and London since 1888. The train that took this route…

“Selby: the saving face of coal” Yorkshire TV film 1984

Selby: The Saving Face of Coal http://www.yorkshirefilmarchive.com/film/selby-saving-face-coal This is an excellent 22 minute Yorkshire Television documentary centring around the Selby…

National Coal Board Training Film (YFA)

Find beliow some interesting films from the Yorkshire Film Archive about National Coal Board Training. Wistow Colliery Part 1 (1982)…

River Ouse Navigation (1908)

  Available at York Explore ref. y/env/1/1/49

Statement of Account – Middle-Level Drainage Bill (1844)

Statement of Account from H.H. Fulton to Sir John Rennie regarding Middle-Level Draining Bill, 1844 – this is an account…

Statement of Traffic Using the Ouse Navigation

Statement of traffic using Ouse navigation Note:  This is a catalogue record about archives held by York City Archives, contact York…

Thesis: David Michael Riley, ‘Families and their property in early modern England: a study of four communities on the Yorkshire Ouse, 1660-1760 (1990)

Riley’s thesis focuses upon four parishes, Cawood, Riccall, Selby and Wistow during the period 1660-1760. His second chapter includes an…

River Ouse from Scarborough Railway Bridge (1880s)

Commuters from Selby, Riccall, Escrick and Naburn would have seen this view each day on their way to and from…

River News!

A collection of newspapers relating to the diverse history of the river can be found in the ProQuest News and…

Barnsley to Selby: an interview with miners partners

Although the Selby ‘super-pit’ opened in 1983, full production was not achieved until after the strike of 1984-5. Many miners…

A Station Master’s Story – York Greenways video with Chris Cade

A ‘Station Master’ (Actor Chris Cade) tells the story of the closure of the old East Coast Main Line as…

Traditions of a Drovers Road – Country Life

If you want to know more about drove roads you might like to search this out at York Explore York…

Cattle Droving Days by K J Bonser

If you want to know more about cattle droving you might like to search out this article in the Dalesman…

Tracing of plans showing Roman roads, drove roads and pack horse routes in England and Wales (19th cent.)

Hull City Archives – U DDKG/243 Collection: Papers of Professor Herbert King

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