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.
94 Years Ago Today
Tightly controlled demolition of 150ft chimney within 15yards of Doncaster houses.
152 Years Ago Today
Architect W. Watkins won a competition, inaugurated by Doncaster Town Council, for his design for the Corn Exchange and with it the 1st prize of £100.
824 Years Ago Today
The oldest town charter by Richard I is decreed.
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