Want to know how a Selby-born botanist helped name a Gowthorpe pub? Or which Micklegate resident pioneered a game now played by millions world-wide? Where do you go to find a link to the star-spangled banner? When did a bomber demolish a Selby church spire… and who offered for sale most of the town-centre buildings in an auction?
The answers to all the above are revealed in a new book published by Selby Civic Society that is on sale now …in time for Christmas – an ideal stocking filler.