Selby’s Heritage Half-Hours

A series of walks that celebrate Selby’s history, community and heritage will take place next week.

The Heritage Half Hour tours are our reimagination of the Heritage Open Days tours, due to take place in September, but had to be rescheduled following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.

This winter join David Lewis on some new tours, that are mostly inside rather than outside, to celebrate some of the little details of Selby’s history that are part of some of the bigger pieces of the town’s story.   

There are to be five 30-minute tours at 11.30am on Monday mornings, starting on 14 November, meeting at St James the Apostle Church on New Lane to find out about several Selby-born characters of note were once found nearby.

In the later tours you can explore the old station and its quirks, Victorian advertisements, and other gems of Selby’s heritage. Stay with us after the tours for a warm drink and a chat at some of Selby’s town centre venues.

Cllr Tim Grogan, Selby District Council’s Lead Member for Health and Culture, said: “I’m delighted these events have been rescheduled. This is your opportunity to get involved and learn more about our historic high street buildings and people - and find out more about their past, present and future.’’ 

Visit the Eventbrite page to book your place on any or all of the tours.  

We look forward to seeing you soon!