Thursday 12th October 2017
On This Day in Doncaster History more»0633: The Battle of Hatfield Chase where a Welch and Mercian alliance beat King Edwin and the Northumbrians.
1738: Eccentric local trickster Jemmy Hirst born in Rawcliffe.
1910: Tickhill Station opened for business on the line between Doncaster and Shireoaks.
1926: Prince of Wales lays foundation stone of Doncaster Royal Infirmary.
1963: The Everly Brothers, Bo Diddley & The Rolling Stones play The Gaumont in Doncaster.
1966: Elderly Care Unit opened at Tickhill Road Hospital by The Lord Amulree MD FRCP.
149 Years Ago Today
Doncaster train driver John Jackson fell under a train while oiling his engine and was killed.
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