Putting the Sheaf back into Sheffield

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As part of our joint clean-up with Riverlution and the General Cemetery we  rescued Kath's Great Great Great Grandfather's headstone from the  Porter Brook..

Benjamin Bamford was one of Sheffield's silversmiths and died in 1855. Thank you Kath for your generous donation.

This is a documentary about the River Don, South Yorkshire’s great industrial waterway, once the filthiest river in Europe, but now at the heart of one of Britain’s most remarkable environmental success stories.

Award-winning Sheffield writer, Paul Adam, travels the length of the Don, from its source high on the bleak moors of the Pennines to its mouth at Goole. In a journey rich with insight into the history and landscape of the region, he explores the key landmarks along the river, talking to the people who make it special.

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director and writer Paul Adam introduced by Simon Ogden of Sheffield Waterways Strategy Group and the Upper Don Trust.

There will also be short video on the proposed new Upper Don Walk from Stocksbridge to Sheffield City Centre

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S & T Canal

Map of Sheffield in 1830 with the main rivers highlighted.   The  Sheffield and Tinsley Canal and many of the goits and mill dams are also coloured blue.   

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