Famous Doncastrians

Over the coming months I will be uploading pages to the ‘Famous Doncastrians’ tab. Obviously, all the characters will be from history. That’s not to say that we do not have numerous famous people from the town of recent years but maybe my grandchildren will be able to add them in perhaps another 50 or so years.

Anyway this is just a holding page for the rest of the tabs so use the drop down menu above to start reading about ‘Famous Doncastrians’.

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  • Douglas Bader, ace fighter pilot
  • John Francis Bentley
  • Thomas Crapper
  • David Pegg, Manchester United.
  • William Rokeby, Archbishop of Dublin.
  • Stephen Wade, English executioner, 1940-55