Sunday 1st October 2017
On This Day in Doncaster History more»1866: Stainforth railway station closed.
1910: Flush toilet pioneer Thomas Crapper passed away and was buried in Elmers End.
1912: Coal pit sinking record has been established at Askern Colliery, 9 months to reach 565 yards.
1941: Widespread flooding in Doncaster for a few weeks after extremely high levels in River Don..
1974: South Yorkshire radio station Radio Hallam broadcasts for the first time.
2010: St Edmund's Church in Sprotborough has it's final service.
2010: Paul Chambers tweets about blowing up Doncaster Airport, and is later arrested.
50 Years Ago Today
Intake teacher John Sherwood wins a bronze medal in the 400m hurdles at the Mexico Olympics.»
76 Years Ago Today
The badge of HMS Lightning, Doncaster's adopted warship, is presented to Doncaster Council.»
109 Years Ago Today
The pioneering Windham Tractor Monoplane is broken by pilot Captain Walter George Windham when he sits in it.»
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