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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:

25th June 2010First ever camel race at Doncaster Racecourse held.»
25th June 2007Doncaster 2007 floods hit Toll Bar and Bentley as the Skel overflows.»
25th June 1981Epworth-born actress Sheridan Smith was born.»
26th June 1991The Redundent St John the Evangelist's Church, Cadeby, is invested into the Churches Conservation Trust.
26th June 1957Explosion at Barnburgh Main Colliery kills 6 miners.»
26th June 1852The foundation stone of the St. James Homeopathic Hospital was laid by founding philanthropist George Dunn.
26th June 1846The Great Northern Railway received royal assent for Edmund Denisons railway from London to go through Doncaster.»
26th June 1829The building of Christ Church is completed after 2 years work.»
27th June 1973David Bowie plays at Doncaster's Rank Theatre on his Aladdin Sane tour.
27th June 1964The Windsor Cinema was officially closed, and later demolished.
29th June 2000Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott leaves his awful self-portrait photo's in photo booth.
29th June 1995The main stand at Doncaster Rovers ground Belle Vue is badly burnt by an arsonist.
29th June 1891Foundation stone laid (on St Peters Day) for new St Peter's Church in Bentley.
30th June 1951The first fully British tractor rolls out of production at International Harvester Doncaster.»
1st July 2006Stainton-born cricketing legend Freddie Trueman passed away.
1st July 1953Arsenal and Ipswich footballer Alan Sunderland was born in Conisbrough.
1st July 1936An international air service was opened at Doncaster Airfield to Amsterdam.
1st July 1856The first passenger train arrives at Thorne railway station.

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