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Doncaster News and Features: Famous Doncastrian: Sir Thomas Crapper
Maybe not the inventor of the flush toilet but probably the most successful developers of the concept came from Hatfield (born in Water Side, Thorne)
One of his WCs was installed at the Angel Hotel in Doncaster, and when Queen Victoria came to town, she made use of it. This royal flush made Crapper even more famous, though it put the hotel in a quandary; numerous hostelries
advertised that Queen Victoria Slept Here, but a sign along the same lines capitalizing on Her Highness brief visit to the Angel seemed out of the question. And so it remained Victoria's original secret.
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