Discovering the Ancient Don Gorge

The project was targeted at local communities living in the parishes of Cadeby, Conisbrough, Sprotbrough, Warmsworth, Denaby, Edlington and Mexborough, although it is also accessible to anyone living in the Borough.

The core aim of the project was to reduce the effects of aggregates extraction on local communities by raising awareness of the rich historic environment of the Don Gorge, demonstrating its regional importance and educating the local communities about the link between aggregate extraction and the discovery and study of local archaeology.

The focus is on the development of the landscape and human occupation of it, from the Ice Age until just before the Norman Conquest. A series of public events and activities, designed to promote community engagement in understanding and discovering the heritage of the Don Gorge, were held.

It can now be found on the internet.