Wednesday 6th December 2017
On This Day in Doncaster History more»1317: Thomas, Earl of Lancaster, after attacking Conisbrough Castle finds the 6 men holding it guilty and fines them.
1536: Rebels present '24 Articles' to the Duke of Norfolk on the North Bridge in Doncaster.
1912: The Dearne Valley Railway between Wakefield Kirkgate and Edlington (via Ryhill, Grimethorpe, Great Houghton, Goldthorpe, Harlington and Denaby) opened.
1912: The first sod cut at Rossington Colliery.
1920: Renowned chemist George Porter (Lord Porter) was born in Stainforth.
1940: A fierce storm damaged many aircraft at Doncaster airport and a HP42 Harden and a Harrow Mk2 were completely destroyed.
2012: Sir Nigel Gresley Square is officially opened.
2012: The North Eastern cooling tower at Thorpe Marsh Power Station is spectacularly demolished.
84 Years Ago Today
Doncaster's 1st airport was opened by Lord Lonsdale with concrete hangars, custom facilities and a control tower.
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