Wednesday 12th July 2017
On This Day in Doncaster History more»1893: William Lancaster Parkinson, the last Parkinson connected with Parkinson's butterscotch company, passed away.
1907: Comedian Stan Laurel performed in Mexborough at the Prince of Wales theatre, and stayed overnight at the Montagu Arms.
1912: King George V and Queen Mary visit Woodlands to open the Model Village at Brodsworth.
1944: Doncaster-based No. 616 RAF Squadron became first in Britain to use Gloster Meteor Mk.I's fighter planes.
2007: Rugby legend Ellery Hanley becomes coach of Doncaster Rugby League Club.
2007: Nike and Hephaestus sculpture at the Keepmoat Stadium is unveiled.
2007: The last tractor rolls off the production line at International Harvester Doncaster.
2011: Singer Kelly Osbourne spots her mums wedding ring on Crimewatch after finding a thief's loot in Thorne, Doncaster.
84 Years Ago Today
Doncaster's 1st airport was opened by Lord Lonsdale with concrete hangars, custom facilities and a control tower.
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