Mr Monkey descended into the Don Valley along Pottery Road, until he found a footpath off the road. This took him through some trees to the Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum. There's been a settlement here since the 1790s, when Lieutenant-Governor Simcoe decided that the Don River would be a good place to set up watermills. A lot of settlers came from Todmorden in West Yorkshire, and named the new place after the Todmorden they'd left. There was a fair settlement here once, but due to a series of unfortunate events including economic decline, neglect, and natural disasters, there's only a handful of buildings left now. But they are interesting buildings.
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