The people who give the canals its character but who can you spot in these throwback snaps?
The people who give the canals its character but who can you spot in these throwback snaps?

Looking back at life on Doncaster's waterways - who can you spot on the rivers and canals in the 90s and noughties?

Whether you where a sea cadet training on the water or enjoying a quick coffee on a floating cafe chances are we took your picture see who you can recognise in these throwback snaps.

By Lucy Ball
Friday, 28th August 2020, 3:00 pm

As early as the 1620s Dutch engineer Cornelius Vermuyden diverted the River Don to drain land at Hatfield, and leading the Don into the River Ouse at Goole.

Navigation improvements, such as the Stainforth and Keadby Canal which links to the River Trent, were especially important for the coal industry using large barges to transport their cargo.

Nowadays it is a place to escape city life, enjoy a barging holiday or spot of fishing. We have dug out some great pictures from the archive showing the people who give the canals its character.

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