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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:

24th January 1348Stainforth received a Royal Charter entitling it to hold a weekly Friday market and an annual ten-day fair.
25th January 1964Doncaster Rovers beat Darlington 10-0 in the League.
26th January 1915Minor earthquake shook Conisbrough, Cadeby, High Melton, Bably and Warmsworth»
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.»

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