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Walton’s Jetty at Selby

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

The Selby Toll Bridge

1790: An Act was presented to Parliament to construct a bridge linking Selby and Barlby. The Act passed through Parliament…

The Selby Swing Bridge

The bridge was built by the York-based Nelson & Company, after the company was granted the necessary contract in 1888.…

Shipping on the River Ouse at Selby

The opening of the Haddlesey-Selby Canal in 1778 helped to increase trade in Selby via the River Ouse, though prior…

Selby, an Inland Port

Selby was an inland port for approximately a century, between 1880-1980. Today, no coasters, tugs or commercial vessels sail through…

Selby Shipbuilders

There were numerous shipbuilders in Selby, many of whom were listed in various directories such as “Whites Directory” and “Baines…

Selby Area Floods

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

River to Railway – Sam Taylor’s ‘Riccall : A Village History’

Sam Taylor in his book “Riccall: a Village History” looks at the 1901 Census to illustrate the impact of the…

November 2000 Floods at Selby

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

Interview: Bridge Farm in the 1940s with Steve Masterman, local farmer

Steve Masterman recounts some of the tales he learnt from his father of life at Bridge Farm, alongside the East…

Haddlesey-Selby Canal and the ‘Lazy Cut’

In June 1774, the Aire & Calder Company secured an Act allowing them to construct a navigable canal from Haddlesey…

Driving Cows into York

These days livestock normally travels on the roads – but on the back of a truck. Before the railways, cows…

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