Wednesday 1st August 2018
On This Day in Doncaster History more»1708: James Bosvill, The King of the Gypsies, died and was buried at Rossington.
1787: Edmund Cartwright, Doncaster's inventor of the power loom, posted his major patent.
1867: The first catholic church in Doncaster since the reformation was opened - St Peter-in-Chains.
1924: Carcroft Cinema is officially opened opposite Bullcroft Colliery gates.
1938: The Windsor Cinema at the Oswin Avenue/Balby Road junction was opened by Suburban Cinemas.
1957: Russian spy and double agent Allan Foote passed away.
30 Years Ago Today
The town of Doncaster was twinned with the town of Dandong in China.»
40 Years Ago Today
Train derailment at Bentley Colliery kills 7 miners.»
59 Years Ago Today
The Grand Theatre closes down again.
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