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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 October 1945The Carcroft Train Crash: Bradford to King's Cross passenger train derailed at and demolished Carcroft Station. No casualties.
31st October 1941Doncaster's Stephen Wade, executes his first prisoner, Antonio Mancini in Pentonville.»
1st November 2012Doncaster's North Bridge is re-opened early after 10 years closed.
1st November 2011Doncaster Rovers striker Billy Sharp heroically scores 3 days after the tragic death of his 2 day old son.»
1st November 1996Brassed Off, the film about Grimethorpe Colliery Band, was released.»
1st November 1938616 (South Yorkshire) fighter Squadron of the Auxiliary Air Force was formed.
1st November 1938Newly formed No. 616 (South Yorkshire) Squadron are based at Doncaster.
1st November 1937New Honeymooner's train The Glass Age Express launched in Doncaster.
1st November 1915Boyd QC actor Michael Dennison was born in Doncaster.
1st November 1829Christ Church's first public service after opening.»
2nd November 1991Manager Steve Beaglehole's first game in charge of Doncaster Rovers, away at Mansfield.
2nd November 1914Wheatley moves from West Riding of Yorkshire to Doncaster administrative control.
2nd November 1829The Deaf and Dumb Institution officially opened opposite the racecourse in Eastfield House.»
2nd November 1815Father of computing, mathematician and inventor of algebra George Boule, who taught in Doncaster, was born in Lincoln.
3rd November 1317King Edward II issues a writ demanding the siege of Conisbrough Castle cease.»
5th November 1990Asda at the Dome opened its doors for the first time.
5th November 1954The Earl of Doncaster hotel re-opens after being used as a storage factory during and after the war.
6th November 1967Adwick and Carcroft Station was closed to passengers.
6th November 1963The last steam locomotive to be overhauled Union of South Africa returned to service.
6th November 1885Heavyweight British Boxing Champion 'Iron' William Hague was born in Mexborough.»

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