Castle Ruins attracts Visitors by Boat and Waggonette

May 1880

Mexborough and Swinton Times, May 21.

As might be expected, this village drew hundreds of persons away from the smoke and din of the bustling world to the peace and quiet of its picturesque slopes.

The Castle ruins proved very attractive, and heavily laden boats could be seen winding their way up the river, while the sound of the concertina could often be heard simultaneously with the oar.

The weather being fine, a most enjoyable day was spent.

A large part of children arrive during the day from Parkgate in wagonettes.

It is estimated that over 1000 persons came by road and rail.

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