Place explored through a personal selection of the lives, novels, art, architecture, poetry and history inspired by England's industrial era.​

The abbey is fantastic. In a different way, so is the derelict BOCM building, a short walk from the abbey, down by the River Ouse. The BOCM in the sunshine reminds me of the american artist, Charles Sheeler’s ‘Ballardvale 1946’

Selby’s Saint and Czinner

Emma Saint and Bennett Czinner are local cops, a creation of local author Colin Eston’s mysteries, set in and around Selby.

Beryl Bainbridge Bradford Castleford CLR James Comedian Ian Smith Cultural Geography Ellen Wilkinson England is Rich Featherstone George Orwell Gerard Benson Get Carter Goole Halifax Harry Hopkins Huddersfield Iain Nairn Isle of Axholme Jack Common JB Priestley Kellingley Kevin Boniface Killingworth Manuscript in a Red Box Minty Alley Morning in the City Nelson Newbiggin-By-The-Sea Newcastle Normanton Pontefract Pre-Raphaelite Psychogeography Robert Westall Rotherham Sean O'Brien Selby Social History Southwold Stuart Maconie Ted Lewis The Division Bell Mystery The Rocket Tom Puddings Vermuyden