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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:

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.
4th February 2013Tragedy strikes at Doncaster Racecourse when Tony McCoy's horse Darlan suffers fatal fall.
4th February 1861Mexborough Co-operative Society first formed, at the home of James Simpson.
5th February 1986Doncaster Rovers striker Billy Sharp born in Sheffield.
5th February 1963The Beatles play The Gaumont in Doncaster.
5th February 1955Tough Doncaster Rovers midfielder Alan Little (Animal) was born.
5th February 1915The Doncaster Tramways was extended to Warmsworth.
6th February 1958Doncaster born Manchester United footballer David Pegg died in the Munich air disaster.
6th February 1931England and Yorkshire cricketing legend Freddie Trueman was born in Stainton.

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