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 …

Selby: The Saving Grace for Coal

This short documentary made during the 1984/85 Miner’s Strike places the development of the Selby coalfield in the context of…

There’s Life North of Watford: Mining

This documentary details the impact of the Selby Complex on Yorkshire and the hope it provided for the future of…

The Selby Complex by Dave Douglass

This article provides a general history of the Selby Coalfield. It has a particular emphasis on industrial relations at Selby…

LNER Encyclopedia – Historical Website

This website “The London and North Eastern Railway Encyclopedia” has a wealth of information. We intend to identify a selection…

Diversion of the East Coast Main Line around the Selby Coalfield

Four folders titled “Diversion of the East Coast Main Line around the Selby Coalfield: Contract liaison meetings with British Rail,…

The need for tactical exploration of the Selby Coalfield

This report describes methods used to attempt to discover any areas of Selby that might be particularly hazardous. It concludes…

Use of a Geosimplan study to assess the need for further exploration of the Selby Coalfield

This report investigates the necessity of further exploration of the Selby Coalfield, concluding that further exploration around each specific shaft…

Route Diagram of the Cycle Route

The Flying Scotsman

This item is taken from the National Railway Museum’s website, www.railwaymuseum.org.uk . More information can be found on http://www.flyingscotsman.org.uk/¬† and…

Rangers’ Badges

To ensure the upkeep of the cycle path, voluntary rangers were appointed to ensure the path was kept clear and…

Cycle Route Project Newsletter 2nd Edition

This is the second Newsletter that was released in relation to the creation of the cycle path and shows the…

Cycle Route Project Newsletter

This is the first ever newsletter in regard to the York to Selby Railway Path and Cycle Route Project, dated…

Creation of the Cycle Route Article

The map and information which is seen below is from May 1984 and shows the current cycle route. The information…

Kings Cross London to York Journey Time

The effect that the opening of the new line had on the reduction in travel time from London to York…

The Importance of Freight

Until 1962, rail companies were required by law to carry any load offered to them. At first coal and other…

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