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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:

2nd March 1791Epworth preacher and clergyman John Wesley died in London.»
3rd March 1938The record breaking LNER Class A4 4468 Mallard built at Doncaster.
3rd March 1911Town Moor Golf Club formed to play on Race Common near the Racecourse.
4th March 1999Doncaster Rovers chairman and director Ken Richardson is jailed for 4 years for conspiracy to burn down the main stand.»
4th March 1952Doncaster Rovers host and play the first floodlit match outside of London, beating Hibernian.
5th March 2009Channel 4 TV series Red Riding first screened, partially filmed in Stainforth.
5th March 2005Doncaster was granted FairTrade town status.
5th March 1985Miner's Strike begins with mineworkers at Cortonwood Colliery near Barnsley striking.
6th March 1984National Coal Board announce reduction of coal mined and 20 pit closures, the Miner's Strike would follow.

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