Tuesday 1st August 2017
On This Day in Doncaster History more»1708: James Bosvill, The King of the Gypsies, died and was buried at Rossington.
1787: Edmund Cartwright, Doncaster's inventor of the power loom, posted his major patent.
1867: The first catholic church in Doncaster since the reformation was opened - St Peter-in-Chains.
1924: Carcroft Cinema is officially opened opposite Bullcroft Colliery gates.
1938: The Windsor Cinema at the Oswin Avenue/Balby Road junction was opened by Suburban Cinemas.
1957: Russian spy and double agent Allan Foote passed away.
25 Years Ago Today
The first ever Sunday race meeting at Doncaster Racecourse
81 Years Ago Today
Actress Mary Millar, Keeping Up Appearances, was born in Doncaster.»
373 Years Ago Today
Tickhill Castle surrendered to John Lilburne and his dragoon of Manchester soldiers.
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