Tuesday 1st August 2017
On This Day in Doncaster History more»1708: James Bosvill, The King of the Gypsies, died and was buried at Rossington.
1787: Edmund Cartwright, Doncaster's inventor of the power loom, posted his major patent.
1867: The first catholic church in Doncaster since the reformation was opened - St Peter-in-Chains.
1924: Carcroft Cinema is officially opened opposite Bullcroft Colliery gates.
1938: The Windsor Cinema at the Oswin Avenue/Balby Road junction was opened by Suburban Cinemas.
1957: Russian spy and double agent Allan Foote passed away.
37 Years Ago Today
St Oswald's Church in Kirk Sandall invested into the Churches Conservation Trust.
48 Years Ago Today
Doncaster cyclist Roy Cromack breaks the 500mile cycling road race record.»
73 Years Ago Today
Mexborough comedian and actor Tony Capstick was born. »
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