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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 October 1974South Yorkshire radio station Radio Hallam broadcasts for the first time.
1st October 1941Widespread flooding in Doncaster for a few weeks after extremely high levels in River Don..»
1st October 1912Coal pit sinking record has been established at Askern Colliery, 9 months to reach 565 yards.
1st October 1866Stainforth railway station closed.
2nd October 1948Doncaster Rovers v Hull City sees 37,099 turn up at Belle Vue.
2nd October 1470King Edward was outnumbered and almost captured by John Neville at Doncaster.
3rd October 2005Ronnie Barker from Open All Hours passed away from a heart condition.
3rd October 1911Doncaster Girls School at Waterdale was officially opened.
3rd October 1879Doncaster Rovers first ever game, played at Rawmarsh. It was drawn.
4th October 1999Balloon-shaped UFO spotted in Retford.»
4th October 1978After a Doncaster Rovers training session coach Les Cocker collapsed and died.
5th October 1992The town of Doncaster was twinned with the town of Wilmington in USA.»
5th October 1985Conisbrough's rock drummer Brian Keenan died of a heart attack.»
5th October 1980Double Superbike World Champion James Toseland was born in Doncaster.»
5th October 1968Doncaster Decoy was the last train to stop at Warmsworth Station
6th October 1985The last episode of Open All Hours was broadcast; The Mystical Boudoir Of Nurse Gladys Emmanuel.
6th October 1958Rossington Station was closed to then general public.
6th October 1958Bawtry Station was closed to the general public.
6th October 18597 year old boy killed by a train between Denaby and Mexborough.

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