Saturday 26th August 2017
On This Day in Doncaster History more»1777: Warmsworth poet and translator Francis Fawkes died in Hayes.
1889: Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation Company created by parliament to buy local canals.
1922: Belle Vue is officially opened by Charles Sutcliffe of the Football League.
1977: Cricketing legend Ian Botham's son Liam is born in Doncaster Royal Infirmary.
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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