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111 Years Ago Today
Flush toilet pioneer Thomas Crapper passed away and was buried in Elmers End.»


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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:

27th January 1910Flush toilet pioneer Thomas Crapper passed away and was buried in Elmers End.»
28th January 1943Conisbrough's rock drummer Brian Keenan was born in New York.»
28th January 1930Last of the Summer Wine and Open All Hours writer Roy Clarke was born in Austerfield.»
28th January 1854Heavy flooding in Marsh Gate Doncaster - nearly everywhere inundated.»
29th January 1939Doncaster Rovers legend Alick Jeffrey is born in Rawmarsh, son of a colliery blacksmith.»
30th January 2004Hatfield colliery ceases production.
30th January 1839Westminster Cathedral architect John Francis Bentley was born in Doncaster.
30th January 1772Owston and Doncaster's political radical and chief druid Godfrey Higgins was born.
30th January 1708James Bosvill, The King of the Gypsies, died and was buried at Rossington.»
1st February 1986Hatfield and Thorne collieries merged again.
1st February 1936Syd Bycroft makes his debut for Doncaster Rovers after signing from Grantham Town for £251.
2nd February 1976Worzel Gummidge's Arksey-born author Barbara Euphan Todd sadly passed away in Berkshire.»
2nd February 1940David Jason (Granville in Open All Hours) was born in Edmonton, London.

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