Thursday 12th October 2017
On This Day in Doncaster History more»0633: The Battle of Hatfield Chase where a Welch and Mercian alliance beat King Edwin and the Northumbrians.
1738: Eccentric local trickster Jemmy Hirst born in Rawcliffe.
1910: Tickhill Station opened for business on the line between Doncaster and Shireoaks.
1926: Prince of Wales lays foundation stone of Doncaster Royal Infirmary.
1963: The Everly Brothers, Bo Diddley & The Rolling Stones play The Gaumont in Doncaster.
1966: Elderly Care Unit opened at Tickhill Road Hospital by The Lord Amulree MD FRCP.
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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