Wednesday 9th August 2017
On This Day in Doncaster History more»1833: Owston and Doncaster's political radical and chief druid Godfrey Higgins passed away.
1941: World War II Hero Pilot Douglas Bader was shot down by the Germans and taken prisoner.
1958: The Dearne Valley Railway between Wakefield Kirkgate and Edlington (via Ryhill, Grimethorpe, Great Houghton, Goldthorpe, Harlington and Denaby) closed.
2008: Rugby legend Ellery Hanley resigns as coach of Doncaster Rugby League Club.
15 Years Ago Today
Tremors felt in Doncaster after 4.7 Richter scale earthquake in Midlands.»
94 Years Ago Today
T. Hanley and Sons's Mill near the North Bridge catches fire and is destroyed.
147 Years Ago Today
Foundation stone of the new Corn Exchange is laid by the mayor.»
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