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Riccall train-spotter to British Rail ECML Technician

  Steve Bolton’s memoir tells of his adventures as a youthful train-spotter in Riccall and beyond. He later fulfilled his…

Station and Signal Box Closures

Notes from Gavin Wright 5/12/1 Although the East Coast Main line trains continued to run until 1983, the local passenger…

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…

Russell Jones – Riccall coal miner

Russell Jones, who now lives in Riccall, was born into a mining family who moved from Lancashire to Barnsley. After…

Starting work on the ECML – Nick Beilby

Nick Beilby worked on the East Coast Main Line from the age of 19. Here he recounts his experience as…

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…

The birth of the National Cycle Network – an interview with John Grimshaw

This is an oral recording (and transcription) of a description of the origins of Sustrans and the construction of the…

Map of Escrick – 1890

  Copyright: The Francis Firth Collection

Map of Riccall – 1889

  Copyright: The Francis Firth Collection

Map of Bishopthorpe – 1898

  Copyright: The Francis Firth Collection

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