Sunday 1st August 2021
On This Day in Doncaster History more»1708: James Bosvill, The King of the Gypsies, died and was buried at Rossington.
1787: Edmund Cartwright, Doncaster's inventor of the power loom, posted his major patent.
1867: The first catholic church in Doncaster since the reformation was opened - St Peter-in-Chains.
1924: Carcroft Cinema is officially opened opposite Bullcroft Colliery gates.
1938: The Windsor Cinema at the Oswin Avenue/Balby Road junction was opened by Suburban Cinemas.
1957: Russian spy and double agent Allan Foote passed away.
191 Years Ago Today
Local eccentric and prankster Jemmy Hirst dies.»