Archive items in 1980

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…

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…

Beryl Burton – a video documentary

Beryl Burton was the celebrity guest at the openingĀ  is ceremony. This is a documentary on her life and cycling…

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…

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…

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…

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