Friday, 17 April 2015


Thank you to everyone who turned out for our new-style AGM this year.  We were very pleased to see you all and hope you enjoyed the evening.

Our Speaker, Jonathan Hart-Wood of the Canal & River Trust, gave a very informative description of the Trust, which has recently changed from British Waterways to become a charity, as well as the construction of the new Fish and Eel Pass at Sprotborough weir.

This presentation was filmed and can now be viewed on YouTube.  Search for Mr Sprotbrough and you should find it.  It is in four parts and lasts about an hour and 20 minutes.

A question was asked at the AGM about the Archaeology of the old mill, which used to be on the fish pass site and, thanks to Archaeological Services WYAS and the Environment Agency who commissioned it, this can be found on the following link. I hope you will find it interesting:

Information boards and directional sign posts have now been erected by our Conservation Volunteers and a carving has been produced which will shortly be erected on site.  We hope this will be followed by an official opening event which will be advertised in due course.

We still have spaces on the committee for anyone interested in supporting the group in this way and Minutes of meetings are published on our website.

Anyone wishing further information should contact the Secretary, Liz Reeve
Email:;  Tel 01302 313030

'The River Don from Source to Sea' published by Amberley, is available from Amberley, Amazon or Liz Reeve, price £15.99.

Thursday, 2 April 2015


New information boards are now in place on both sides of the weir.  Thanks to our Conservation Volunteers and the Canal & Rivers Trust, there is one by the side of the pass and another on the island.  Fingerposts will be erected in due course to point the way, but why wait?  Go and have a look.

A sculpture is due to be sited alongside the pass and it is hoped an official opening event will be held later in the year.