Walking Tour - Selby Town Centre: A Hive of Activity

Meet a mid- 20th century trader to get the inside story of Selby’s famous Monday Market and a shopkeeper who profits from its presence, both played by the storyteller.

A family friendly walking tour around the centre of the market town of Selby with a tale of two brothers, both portrayed by the storyteller/guide: one a market trader and the other a traditional butcher with his own premises. You will be transported back to a pre-decimal, pre- digital age of post- war community spirit coupled with an eye for a bargain. As we approach the North side of the magnificent Selby Abbey it becomes apparent that even a Victorian epidemic had provided a family predecessor with an opportunity for making an extra shilling………

The walking tours are included in the Selby Heritage Open Days programme and will be held on:

11 September at 10:00 and 13:00

19 September at 10:00 and 13:00

Please meet Chris at the Market Cross 10 minutes before the walk start time.

The walks are open to all and will last 25 minutes. Please note - visitors will be required to remain standing and walking throughout the tour. 

Image from Selby Times - Bygone Days Number 109