Thursday 12th July 2018
On This Day in Doncaster History more»1893: William Lancaster Parkinson, the last Parkinson connected with Parkinson's butterscotch company, passed away.
1907: Comedian Stan Laurel performed in Mexborough at the Prince of Wales theatre, and stayed overnight at the Montagu Arms.
1912: King George V and Queen Mary visit Woodlands to open the Model Village at Brodsworth.
1944: Doncaster-based No. 616 RAF Squadron became first in Britain to use Gloster Meteor Mk.I's fighter planes.
2007: Rugby legend Ellery Hanley becomes coach of Doncaster Rugby League Club.
2007: Nike and Hephaestus sculpture at the Keepmoat Stadium is unveiled.
2007: The last tractor rolls off the production line at International Harvester Doncaster.
2011: Singer Kelly Osbourne spots her mums wedding ring on Crimewatch after finding a thief's loot in Thorne, Doncaster.
50 Years Ago Today
Doncaster athlete Norman Hallows, who won a 1500m bronze medal at the London 1908 Olympics sadly passed away.»
109 Years Ago Today
Doncaster Racecourse held the UK's first aviation meeting.»
232 Years Ago Today
The first mail coach runs from London to the North via a change of horses at the Red Lion in Doncaster.
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