- There was a working windmill on the corner of town fields at the junction of Thorne road and Town Moor avenue.
- St Peter’s Church at Conisborough is officially the oldest church in South Yorkshire and the 10th oldest in England.
- The old English for Bentley is Beonet-leah which roughly translates, ‘a woodland clearing where bent grass grows’. Bent grass was used for thatching houses.
- Doncaster’s Edward Miller was good friends with the composer. Handel.
- Doncaster get a mention by Shakespeare in his play Henry IV
- ‘Scawsby’ roughly translates ‘Poets Farm’.
- The Duke of Buccleuch (Britains richest landowner) is also the current Earl of Doncaster.
- Out of the extremely few (less than 10) Roman shields ever found, one was discovered at Doncaster in 1971 and is called the ‘Danum Shield’.
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