Archive items in 1920

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…

Selby Urban District Council Highways Department

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

The Bell Berry Coal Office and Merchants Selby

                Photos from Selby: The Past in Pictures: Part 1 and Selby: The…

Rail Mishaps near Selby

From time to time, there were accidents on the railway. In the two pictures below, an accident occurred when a…

Rowntree Halt

Not all Rowntrees workers arrived on bikes. Each morning a train from Selby via Riccall and Naburn to Rowntree Halt…

LNER Encyclopedia – Historical Website

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

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…

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…

Rowntrees Passenger Service

The Rowntrees chocolate factory in York required many workers who needed transport to get to and from work from outlying…

Robert Cayton – Railway Worker

Robert Cayton’s son Les still lives in Bishopthorpe. He was brought up in the cottages by the bridge over Acaster…

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