Friday 10th September 2021
On This Day in Doncaster History more»1536: The Pilgrimage of Grace, a popular rising in the north against the dissolution of monasteries and religious innovations, begins under Robert Aske in Doncaster.
1829: The new Christ Church is consecrated.
1887: 23 dead after horrific train crash near Hexthorpe during St Leger week.
1909: The pioneering Windham Tractor Monoplane is broken by pilot Captain Walter George Windham when he sits in it.
1909: Doncaster Racecourse held the UK's first aviation meeting.
1909: Doncaster Art Gallery officially opened by the Viscountess Halifax.
1951: Edlington-for-Balby Halt was closed to the general public.
2010: Easyjet announce they are pulling out of Doncaster Robin Hood Airport.
191 Years Ago Today
Local eccentric and prankster Jemmy Hirst dies.»