Monday 10th September 2018
On This Day in Doncaster History more»1536: The Pilgrimage of Grace, a popular rising in the north against the dissolution of monasteries and religious innovations, begins under Robert Aske in Doncaster.
1829: The new Christ Church is consecrated.
1887: 23 dead after horrific train crash near Hexthorpe during St Leger week.
1909: The pioneering Windham Tractor Monoplane is broken by pilot Captain Walter George Windham when he sits in it.
1909: Doncaster Racecourse held the UK's first aviation meeting.
1909: Doncaster Art Gallery officially opened by the Viscountess Halifax.
1951: Edlington-for-Balby Halt was closed to the general public.
2010: Easyjet announce they are pulling out of Doncaster Robin Hood Airport.
11 Years Ago Today
Rugby legend Ellery Hanley becomes coach of Doncaster Rugby League Club.
50 Years Ago Today
Manager Lawrie McMenemy's first game in charge of Doncaster Rovers, home to Wrexham.
55 Years Ago Today
The last Doncaster trolleybus (number 375) ran down Beckett Road.
74 Years Ago Today
DFS Founder and magnate Graham Kirkham was born in Maltby.»
122 Years Ago Today
Doncaster Scientific Society ask at a council meeting if they can start a museum within the Old Library.»
131 Years Ago Today
Stephen Wade, the last of Britain's executioner's, was born in Doncaster.»
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