Saturday 6th May 2017
On This Day in Doncaster History more»1886: Severe flooding across Doncaster by the River Don.
1930: Baxtergate drapers Verity's and Woolworths burn down causing £100,000 of damage.
1938: Massive fire in town centre starting in Verity & Sons cellar and destroying Woolworths.
1989: Extension to the north side of St Wilfred's Church Cantley opened.
2001: Simon Irving of Doncaster Rugby League Club scores 13 goals in a game against York City Knights.
24 Years Ago Today
Doncaster Prison opened for prisoners.
96 Years Ago Today
Prolific Doncaster Rovers Striker Clarrie Jordan was born in South Kirkby.
242 Years Ago Today
Benjamin Huntsman, Doncaster-born Sheffield steel pioneer passed away.»
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