History of the river Don

We’re sure many of you share our interest in the ongoing revival of the river system around the castle site. There’s a fascinating history  available here.

“The Don was once one of the country’s finest salmon rivers. They have been absent from Salmon Pastures in Sheffield for more than two centuries. In fact for much of that time the river has been virtually fishless.Chris Firth’s fascinating history of the river is timely. We now have a thriving coarse fishery again and the first salmon was found in Doncaster on 31 December 1995. Chris’s study shows how man’s exploitation of the Don devastated its ecology long before the pollution of the industrial revolution. Much has been achieved in recent years but much more remains to be done to protect and sustain the river.”

Lady's Bridge
Lady’s Bridge

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