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 …

Iron and Brass Foundries in Selby

The information available on foundries in Selby is not always clear, but it appears that there were at least four.…

Walton’s Jetty at Selby

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

November 2000 Floods at Selby

In 2000, England was affected by seven weeks of rainfall, which led to flooding across both England and Wales.  …

Selby Area Floods

Selby was impacted by heavy flooding in March 1947. Below are some photos which capture the scale of the flooding.…

Bawtry Road Railway Bridge, Selby

Also called the Thelson Oils Bridge, the bridge was located on the old Selby-Goole line. The railway opened in 1907…

Selby Urban District Council Highways Department

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

Sand-Hill Location

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

Steam Locomotives Around Selby in the 1960s

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

Riddles 9F Locomotives at Selby

The British Railways decided to dispose of steam locomotives in favor of switching to diesel power in the 1960s, so…

Selby Working Men’s Club Outings

Local groups organized various events for both children and adults, including businesses and clubs. Specific groups who used the railroad…

Leeds-Selby Railway

The Leeds and Selby Railway came into existence in March 1829. James Walker and his team surveyed a line for…

St James Rail Trips from Selby

Various groups and organizations utilized the railway to embark on different types of trips and outings. Below are photos from…

The Bell Berry Coal Office and Merchants Selby

                Photos from Selby: The Past in Pictures: Part 1 and Selby: The…

Photo: HST125 at Selby bridge

HST 125 High Speed 254004 express from  London to Aberdeen crossing Selby swing bridge on Tuesday 19th May 1981 at…

Rail Mishaps near Selby

From time to time, there were accidents on the railway. In the two pictures below, an accident occurred when a…

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