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On This Day in Doncaster History: Donny Anniversaries

It all happened here on the streets of Doncaster, to the people of Donny, these are the historic events that happened here once upon a time in our history:

15th December 1286William, son of the Earl of Conisbrough, is killed in a tournament in Croydon.
16th December 2005Doncaster MP and former chancellor Anthony Barber passed away in Suffolk.
16th December 1960World acclaimed Cornetist Roger Webster was born in Doncaster.
16th December 1958Doncaster Film Society's inaugural meeting at the Girl's High School on Waterdale.
17th December 1697 Terrible flooding from huge snow melt all areas by River Don, River banks destroyed at Thorne.»
17th December 1382King Richard II signs the town's second charter, for Danecastre.
18th December 1819Sir Walter Scott's celebrated novel Ivanhoe featuring Conisbrough Castle is published.
19th December 2007Nike and Hephaestus sculpture at the Keepmoat Stadium is unveiled.»
19th December 2007The last tractor rolls off the production line at International Harvester Doncaster.»
19th December 1984Mexborough bred Poet Ted Hughes is named England's new poet laureate, succeeding Sir John Betjeman.»
21st December 1940A massive fire at Doncaster Plant Works causes 150,000, an unrelated to the bombs falling nearby.

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