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.
8 Years Ago Today
Doncaster pensioners Alan Stringer and Wally Jinks win £2m on the National Lottery.
28 Years Ago Today
A mother and 2 children were killed in an accident on the Carr Lane level crossing.
142 Years Ago Today
Sir Nigel Gresley, Locomotive Engineer of The Mallard and Flying Scotsman was born.»
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