Darker side of the Don

It was Halloween Eve. Meeting local historian – Ron Clayton, at the top of the Wicker he led us on a night walk along the shadowy streets that follow the River Don.


Starting at Lady’s Bridge, Ron painted vivid images of the bridge in Victorian England and covered deathly tales of the old Sheffield Castle that stood at the confluence of the rivers Don and Sheaf.

20171030_194900.jpgMoving upstream, we stood next to the memorial at Millsands and took a moment to remember to the victims of the 1864 flood when Dale’s Dyke Dam broke.

Before ending the walk at the haunted Ship Inn in Shalesmoor we stopped at industrial Kelham Island where ghost stories were swapped.


Thank you to everyone that came and to Ron for leading the walk.

If you’re interested in more of Ron’s walk click this link – sheffieldhistorytours.com