china cup

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This cup comes from the later part of the 19th century.

It has importance as it relates to a time, over a century ago, when travel - even to a relatively mundane place such as Selby - was important enough to be recorded by a relatively high quality souvenir such as this china cup.

The railway web had spread so wide that longer-distance excursions to destinations like Selby, possibly for a special bank holiday market, had become possible, but such excursions were still seen as "special events"

Apparently this was purchased on such a visit by a gentleman who gave it to his niece as a keepsake.

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