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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:

31st July 1961The Doncaster Great North Road Bypass opened at Warmsworth.
1st August 1957Russian spy and double agent Allan Foote passed away.»
1st August 1938The Windsor Cinema at the Oswin Avenue/Balby Road junction was opened by Suburban Cinemas.
1st August 1924Carcroft Cinema is officially opened opposite Bullcroft Colliery gates.
1st August 1867The first catholic church in Doncaster since the reformation was opened - St Peter-in-Chains.»
1st August 1787Edmund Cartwright, Doncaster's inventor of the power loom, posted his major patent.»
3rd August 2007The official opening of the Keepmoat Stadium with Doncaster Rovers playing a Manchester United XI.»
3rd August 1991Renowned Doncaster Ballet Dancer and Director John Field passed away.»
4th August 1980Yorkshire and England cricketer Richard Dawson was born in Doncaster.
4th August 1540Edward Cooke, former mayor of Doncaster for 4 years was executed at Tyburn.»
5th August 2012The middle 2 cooling towers at Thorpe Marsh Power Station is spectacularly demolished.
5th August 1952Arksey Station was closed to the general public.
5th August 1929The first 'talkie' was shown in Doncaster at the Picture House: Al Jolson in The Singing Fool.
6th August 1857The Priory at Conisbrough is sold at auction at The Reindeer in Doncaster.

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