Wednesday 9th August 2017
On This Day in Doncaster History more»1833: Owston and Doncaster's political radical and chief druid Godfrey Higgins passed away.
1941: World War II Hero Pilot Douglas Bader was shot down by the Germans and taken prisoner.
1958: The Dearne Valley Railway between Wakefield Kirkgate and Edlington (via Ryhill, Grimethorpe, Great Houghton, Goldthorpe, Harlington and Denaby) closed.
2008: Rugby legend Ellery Hanley resigns as coach of Doncaster Rugby League Club.
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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