Thursday, 1 September 2022

A visit to Selby

Here are some pics from my visit to Selby yesterday. The magnificent Abbey stands in the town centre. I have seen it before, in 2011 and 2017. 
It is breathtakingly beautiful. 




A nice cafeteria for a drink and food. 


I don't know what the difference is between an Abbey and a Cathedral. For more info take a look at the Abbey web site. Here is a video I made. 
Time to go for a walk. I got onto a track alongside the River Ouse. After a few minutes I realised I had been on it before on a long walk I did. I remember staying at the pub next to the Abbey, then setting off the next morning along the river.  This is a railway bridge which goes over the river. It is all so overgrown that the river is hidden from view, so quite a boring walk. I went so far then realised I was not going to have time to do the intended walk, so I turned round and went back into Selby. 
A lot of veg growing going on at the allotments.

I had time for a little bimble around Selby. I could see the spires of two churches so I went and had a look at them. This is St Mary's Catholic Church. 
The Town Hall is an interesting building. 

St James the Apostle Church. 

Time was getting on. I had spent a lot of time chatting so I wasn't able to go for a longer walk. My fault, I am such a gasbag 😸
Don't forget, if you are doing the walking challenge you can still check in with your mileage on the previous post, at any time. 
Thanks for popping in. Toodle pip.   ilona

4 comments:

  1. 1. An abbey is headed by the Abbot and or the Abbess while the cathedral is led by the bishop.

    2. An abbey is more of a monastery while a cathedral is more of a church.

    3. An abbey is built to serve varied functions compared to cathedrals that are primarily for worshipping only.

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  2. weird fact my great grandad died falling from selby abbey during Victorian restoration work he was a mason

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