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B.C. - The Original Dwellers.
Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages have seen life along the Limestone Edge, as is evident in the small pieces of ancient pottery found during the building of the Ferry Fryston Housing Estate.
Castleford lay at the centre of a large forest that spread from the Tyne as far south as Nottingham.
Despite the myth that Britain before the Romans was full of an uncivilised 'barbarian' race the truth is that people had been farming and living in settlements here for thousands of years before they arrived. As Castleford was the best place to cross the river Aire it is quite likely that at least a small settlement would have existed around the ford.
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