Monday, 26 January 2009
Selby Time Line - Clay Relief
Milling & Mining
The Monks established mills along what is now known as Millgate. There they ground grain to make flour. Flour is still produced in the town today at the Rank Hovis plant on Barlby Road.
The Selby Coal Field was the last to be developed in the country. The plans were approved by 1976 the largest deep mine coal project ever undertaken in the world. At full production around 1993-94 the complex was producing 12 million tonnes of coal a year. The mines closed in 2004.
In all there are 12 sections to the Time Line featuring a total of 20 relief roundels depicting the town's history.