The archive will remain a ‘work-in-progress’. If you have, 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 file. 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 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 it.


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

Letter from John Grimshaw (engineer) to Mr Reg Suffield, Bishopthorpe

Full Title: Letter from John Grimshaw (engineer) to Mr Reg Suffield, Bishopthorpe concerning his supplying photographic records of the Cycle…

York to Selby Railway Path & Cycle Route Project: News: No 1, September 1985

Introductory Notes and Plan of Cycle Path

Full Title: Introductory Notes and Plan of Cycle Path (photo copy), May 1984

Selby Coalfield

Council for the protection of rural England. Administrative Records. Correspondence and Administrative Files. Yorkshire Folder entitled Selby Coalfield.

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Archive

Papers relating to nature reserves, including minutes, annual reports, management plans, work programmes, ecological surveys, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks and press…

Methley Joint Railway Committee Minutes

Methley Joint Committee Minutes of Meetings from 1864 to 1885, documents assembled by R.R. Nelson, Secretary, West Yorkshire Railway, 1864-1865,…

Yorkshire Collieries 1947-1994 Book by Eddie Downs

This publication – Yorkshire Collieries 1947-1994 by Eddie Downes published by Think Pit Publications – is available from the National…

The Ron Healey Archive

Ron Healey was a member of the Cycle Touring Club (CTC) who saw the potential of the railway line once…

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