Situated only 14 miles away from York, Selby is a large town in North Yorkshire. With a population of 13,000 the town has the largest populous in the surrounding area.
The town of Selby is traditionally documented as the birthplace of King Henry I in 1068. It was an area in which the King's family flourished at Selby Abbey. They ensured the construction of several parishes, one of which is the largest in Britain. After this, it is believed that the Abbey was inhabited by the Washington Window, the ancestors of George Washington, the first president of the United States.
In the present day, Selby is expanding to become a more industrial town. New houses and shops have been built including modern flats and apartments on the river front. This has created an increase in job opportunities as well as a higher quality of living.