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.
6 Years Ago Today
Dean Saunders first game in charge of Doncaster Rovers, with a 1-0 win at home to Crystal Palace.
155 Years Ago Today
After 2 years work the massive new organ by Edmund Schulze at St Georges Church had its own dedicated service.»
161 Years Ago Today
The newly established Hyde Park Cemetary formally consecrated.
241 Years Ago Today
The first ever St Leger horse race was run at Doncaster, winner was Allabaculia.
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