If you were travelling through Selby this morning you may just have seen a very peculiar sight. Lots of children dressed in Victorian clothes marching along near the toll bridge on their way to the Selby Railway station. If you did, you weren’t seeing things. The Children were there to celebrate the fact that 175 years ago on Monday the 22nd September 1834, Yorkshire’s first ever railway station was opened here.
The grand opening of the new line from Leeds to Selby all those years ago would have been an amazing day for the town and today saw various events to celebrate it. Starting with a railway drama at the new Amphitheatre, just further along from the original station frontage on Ousegate. Afterwards, there was a procession along the Time Line walk, along station road and ending at the platforms used today. It was good to see all the staff Selby railway station dressed up and old fashioned lemonade supplied to the thirsty youngsters. Here are a few of today’s photographs.
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