Sunday 26th August 2018
On This Day in Doncaster History more»1777: Warmsworth poet and translator Francis Fawkes died in Hayes.
1889: Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation Company created by parliament to buy local canals.
1922: Belle Vue is officially opened by Charles Sutcliffe of the Football League.
1977: Cricketing legend Ian Botham's son Liam is born in Doncaster Royal Infirmary.
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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