Sunday 10th September 2017
On This Day in Doncaster History more»1536: The Pilgrimage of Grace, a popular rising in the north against the dissolution of monasteries and religious innovations, begins under Robert Aske in Doncaster.
1829: The new Christ Church is consecrated.
1887: 23 dead after horrific train crash near Hexthorpe during St Leger week.
1909: The pioneering Windham Tractor Monoplane is broken by pilot Captain Walter George Windham when he sits in it.
1909: Doncaster Racecourse held the UK's first aviation meeting.
1909: Doncaster Art Gallery officially opened by the Viscountess Halifax.
1951: Edlington-for-Balby Halt was closed to the general public.
2010: Easyjet announce they are pulling out of Doncaster Robin Hood Airport.
24 Years Ago Today
Doncaster Prison opened for prisoners.
96 Years Ago Today
Prolific Doncaster Rovers Striker Clarrie Jordan was born in South Kirkby.
242 Years Ago Today
Benjamin Huntsman, Doncaster-born Sheffield steel pioneer passed away.»
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