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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:

5th July 1951Princess Margaret visits Doncaster to attend a St Johns Ambulance Cadets rally.
5th July 1790Methodist preacher John Wesley preached for the last time Doncaster aged 87.»
6th July 1952Graham Oliver, guitarist with rock band Saxon, was born in Mexborough.
7th July 2010Doncaster Rovers pay record 1.15m to Sheff Utd for striker Billy Sharp.
7th July 1973The Odeon in Hallgate closed.
7th July 1856Stainforth railway station opened.
7th July 1788Methodist preacher John Wesley preached in Priory Place.»
8th July 1929Tickhill Station, open to the public for 19 years was closed for good due to disease.
8th July 1912King George V and Queen Mary arrive in Doncaster and get a tour of Conisbrough Castle.»
9th July 1969Premier League Footballer Leigh Jenkinson was born in Thorne, and went on to be capped for Wales.
9th July 1912Double disaster at Cadeby Colliery, 35 dead then 53 of the rescue party killed hours later.»
9th July 1604Doncaster Borough Charter from King James I establishes town council.
10th July 1912A day after Cadeby Colliery disaster, King George V and Queen Mary visit the injured.»
10th July 1644300 cavalry men from the civil war conflict loot the town of over 500 of goods.

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