A Century Ago This Year

Times change from week to week, in these volatile times, the world changes from day to day. Take a brief look at what was happening 100 years ago in 1913.

  • January – Unemployment and Maternity Benfits are introduced
  • February – Daniel Portergill takes a lease out on the Staff of Life beer house in Young Street and Whittaker Street Doncaster
    Terms: £80 a year for seven years.
  • March – England beat Wales 4-3 in the British football championships at Ashton Gate.
  • April – John Kaye is voted into the position of Mayor of Doncaster for the year.
  • May – In May 1913, Medals were awarded for gallantry displayed after the explosions which occurred on 9th July, 1912 at Cadeby Colliery.
  • June – Emily Wilding Davison (11 October 1872 – 8 June 1913) an activist fighting for women’s suffrage in Britain. On 4 June 1913, stepped in front of King George V’s horse running in the Epsom Derby sustaining injuries that resulted in her death four days later.
  • July – Hall Villa Estates, of Askern Road, Bentley sell off land in Toll Bar for residential development the first property to be built is a school.
  • August – Brodsworth Main Colliery beat  Bullcroft Main Colliery in the annual cricket match at Woodlands.
  • September – The fifth Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry are away in Aberystwyth training.
  • October – Over a hundred people injured when a force 6 Tornado struck the UK on Monday the 27th of October 1913.
  • November – The Empire Palace Cinema in Denaby was open on 4th November.
  • December – Yorkshire Main Colliery at Edlington wanted 200 Colliers. With the wage paid being from 8 shillings and three pence to 9 shillings per shift.