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Selby Civic Society 50th Anniversary Calendar now on sale
Posted on 16 September 2018 by David Moss
CIVIC SOCIETY CELEBRATES ITS 50th ANNIVERSARY WITH A “THEN & NOW” CALENDAR
Selby Civic Society was founded to help the town prepare for Queen Elizabeth
II’s visit to present the Maundy Money in Selby Abbey. The Society has been
active ever since caring for the history and character of the town with a
programme of projects, events and public meetings, and 2019 will see its 50th
of special celebratory events is planned for next year and to start this the
Society has launched a "THEN & NOW - 50th ANNIVERSARY"
calendar for 2019.
by Society member Angela Lambert-Dowell, in addition to providing the expected
features of an A3-size calendar, it is lavishly illustrated with twelve monthly
pairs of comparison photographs of interesting images of Selby.
Mostly from around
1969 and the modern-day, these show how the town has changed – or in some cases
remained remarkably similar – over this 50-year period. Monthly pages show, for
example, fascinating changes at the Town Hall, Cochranes Shipyard, Selby Baths,
Wetherells store and Selby station.
page (above) shows a 1960's photograph of Gowthorpe from the late Fred Harland
collection, and other images have also been generously offered by other
photographers for inclusion in the calendar.
calendar is on sale to members of the public in Wetherells Selby store and the Selby Town Council office for £7.00, or it can be posted to a UK
address for £10.00 p&p included.