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.

 

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Following the Drove. Filming cattle droving from Kilnsey to Malham, for Channel 4 television

Mitchell, William Reginald, ‘Following the drove. Filming cattle droving from Kilnsey to Malham, for Channel 4 television’, Dalesman Vol. 50, iss.…

“Scottish Cattle Droving and the Hambleton Drove Road”by Denis Arnold

Available at York Explore Arnold, Denis V. 1982 Physical Description: 16P. ILL. 1MAP York Explore Reference book X4008078741671 338.1762(YPM) BUS…

York Cattle Market

York Cattle Market was held in the city centre from the 16th century, cattle were initially driven to and from…

A walk through time on Hambleton Drove Road

This article posted in April 2010 offers a brief overview of the Hambleton Drove Road, which once was one of…

The River Ouse before the construction of Lendal Bridge (1853)

This picture shows the River Ouse before the construction of Lendal Bridge. Discussions around the need for a bridge began…

Yorkshire Rivers, The Ouse No.5 with Birds Eye View of the River and Roads Adjoining, Tom Bradley

This 1891 book – “The Ouse” by Tom Bradley – provides a wonderful insight into the Ouse and the area…

Portrait of the Yorkshire Ouse, Ivan E. Broadhead

Ivan Broadhead’s Portrait of the Yorkshire Ouse depicts the Ouse and its history through important historical periods, romance, legends and…

Drove Roads: Reading the Landscape

This webpage gives another insight into the nature of droving as an important part of transport in England.

The Hambleton Drove Road

Just as the York to Selby line has been converted into a popular Greenway, what remains of the Hambleton Drove…

York TV interview at Naburn Station

This is an interview with the Project Coordinator of the Railway to Greenway project Peter Huxford for York TV. It…

British Pathe – the Age of Steam

A great source of footage of the railways during the age of steam. In particular “Goodbye to Steam”, also known…

Boats on the River Ouse at Cawood c.1700

This image highlights the long tradition of the use of the River Ouse as a mode of commercial transport.

Interview with Eric Richardson – Selby Miner

To hear this interview click on the ‘play’ arrow above Eric Richardson follwed his father and grandfather into Dodsworth Pit,…

Mines in the Barnsley Area post 1947 Nationalisation

The Northern Mine Research Society website has a very useful map and list of post 1947 nationalisation mines in the…

Interview with Richard Fisher, Selby Miner

To hear this interview click on the ‘play’ arrow above Richard Fisher was a fourth generation miner in his family…

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