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On This Day in Doncaster History: Donny Anniversaries

It all happened here on the streets of Doncaster, to the people of Donny, these are the historic events that happened here once upon a time in our history:

28th August 1997BBC film for Dalziel and Pascoe over and underground at Hatfield Colliery
28th August 1911The New Palace Variety Theatre opens on Silver Street with an unsually wide stage.
30th August 1960Doncaster Rovers player manager Norman Curtis's first game in charge, away at Southport.
31st August 2002Nobel prize winner Renowned chemist George Porter passed away aged 81.
31st August 1946Manager Jackie Bestall's first ever game in charge of Doncaster Rovers, home to Rochdale.
31st August 1902Station Road officially opened, and acted as Doncaster's tram terminus.
1st September 2012Doncaster's Superbike Racer Jamie Toseland marries singer Katie Melua.»
1st September 1991The Dons Rugby team beat Nottingham City a club record 88-6 in the first game of the 3rd division of the rugby League.
1st September 1972David Bowie plays at Doncaster's Rank Theatre on his Ziggy Stardust tour.
1st September 1966Doncaster Rovers defender John Purcel Nicholson crashes his car in Warmsworth, he dies 2 days later, Alick Jeffrey survives.»
2nd September 2006Legendary local comedian and former Doncaster Rovers player Charlie Williams sadly passed away.
2nd September 1910Donald Watson, founder of the Vegan Society, was born in Mexborough.
2nd September 1906Bawtry Hall records UK's highest ever September temperature as 35.6 degrees.»
3rd September 1971Walter Owen Bentley, Doncaster train engineer and founder of Bentley Motors, sadly passed away.»
3rd September 1966Doncaster Rovers defender John Purcel Nicholson dies after his car crash 2 days earlier.
3rd September 1961The Grand Theatre was re-opened as a bingo hall.
3rd September 1934Gaumont Palace Theatre in Hallgate was opened.

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