Monday, 26 January 2009
Selby Time Line - Clay Relief
Trade & Transport
The Selby Canal was opened in 1776 linking Selby to Leeds. As a result, the town of Selby flourished, with a custom house which enabled traffic to proceed straight to the North Sea without stopping at Hull.
Today it is used almost entirely by leisure boats.
Selby Railway Station was the first railway station in Yorkshire, again linking Selby with Leeds. Goods were transported to Selby by train and then continued their journey to Hull and beyond along the Ouse by boat.
The original sketch drawings have been modeled in low relief. These will be cast and included in the patterns for the cast iron time Line sections.