Saturday 26th August 2017
On This Day in Doncaster History more»1777: Warmsworth poet and translator Francis Fawkes died in Hayes.
1889: Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation Company created by parliament to buy local canals.
1922: Belle Vue is officially opened by Charles Sutcliffe of the Football League.
1977: Cricketing legend Ian Botham's son Liam is born in Doncaster Royal Infirmary.
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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