Wooden Paper Knife c1906

         

Story:

“When fire destroyed part of Selby Abbey in 1906, items made from salvaged timber were sold to raise funds. My parents had this paper knife – it reminds me of the significance of the Abbey, now and then.” 
 

History:

The Abbey was so badly damaged during the fire that services had to be held in the Museum Hall on Park Street for a year. It only took one month for enough funds to be raised to start the restoration work, which was completed in 1935. Learn More about the Selby Abbey Fire.