Thursday 9th August 2018
On This Day in Doncaster History more»1833: Owston and Doncaster's political radical and chief druid Godfrey Higgins passed away.
1941: World War II Hero Pilot Douglas Bader was shot down by the Germans and taken prisoner.
1958: The Dearne Valley Railway between Wakefield Kirkgate and Edlington (via Ryhill, Grimethorpe, Great Houghton, Goldthorpe, Harlington and Denaby) closed.
2008: Rugby legend Ellery Hanley resigns as coach of Doncaster Rugby League Club.
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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