Christmas pop-up shop in Selby
Friday, 4 September 2015 | Joanna
Abbots Staith is Selby's hidden gem. Parts of the building date back as far as the 14th century, with certain timbers dating back 1,000 years. It was used as warehousing when the main route into the town was by the River Ouse. Since the time of the monks who worshipped at Selby Abbey, the building has been in use for storage and the mediaeval stonework is still intact, however many of the timbers and the roof are in desperate need of renovation. The building has fallen into disuse over the last 20 years but there is a fantastic opportunity to bring it back into use as a commumity resource.
The Counting House, which dates back to 1790 and is where Selby residents used to pay their taxes, has been renovated by Abbots Staith Heritage Trust. The ground floor of this building, which features a restored mediaeval stone wall and floor, will host our first Christmas pop-up shop. Accessory Fair, along with our sister company Aztec Arts, will take over the ground floor from 18 November right up until Christmas Eve. We'll be open from 10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday. This is a great opportunity for us to work with this groundbreaking charity to help bring Selby's mediaeval history back to life.