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Heritage Doncaster #Archaeocake bakeoff!

13th June 20199:08 amLeave a Comment

Heritage Doncaster recently took part in this year’s Festival of Archaeology (organised by Archaeoogy UK) and their #Archaeocake competition. Staff have dusted of their mixing bowls and wooden spoons, put their icing skills to the test, and presented their bakes ready to be judged by the public! Some baked reproductions of artefacts from Heritage Doncaster’s collection […]

Doncaster’s Inspirational Women

8th March 20192:06 pmLeave a Comment

Doncaster has been home to many inspirational, courageous and strong women throughout its history. On International Women’s Day we explore the stories of just some of them. CARTIMANDUA – QUEEN AND FIGHTER Cartimandua was fierce and has been described as a strong and influential leader.  She was Queen of the Brigantes from 43 to 69 […]

Winston Churchill’s Funeral and the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

27th February 201910:22 amLeave a Comment

Winston Churchill’s funeral planning, code name ‘Operation Hope Not’, had been taking place for over a decade before his death. After his death in January 1965, the plan was finally put into action. First was the long procession from Westminster Hall to St Paul’s Cathedral. After the service at the Cathedral, his coffin was taken […]

A History of the Gaumont Palace Theatre

18th December 201811:09 am19th December 2018 7:36 pmLeave a Comment

Doncaster has a rich and fascinating cinema heritage and was once home to the largest theatre in South Yorkshire – the Gaumont Palace Theatre.  Local historian Ron Curry MBE reveals the history and architecture of the beautiful Art Deco theatre. There is nothing, that can match the compulsive magic of that big screen in a […]

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Doncaster’s mining statue gets the go ahead

12th December 201812:01 pm12th December 2018 12:02 pmLeave a Comment

Doncaster’s proud mining heritage will be honoured for years to come with the exciting news today that the fundraising drive to build an iconic town centre tribute has been successful. Individuals, businesses and organisations have been supporting the campaign through online pledges and donations at locations across the borough, an exhibition about the project in […]

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Welcome to Heritage Doncaster

12th April 201810:34 am12th April 2018 10:36 amLeave a Comment

Heritage Doncaster is the new name for the part of Doncaster Council which manages council-run museums and heritage services.  Nick Stopforth, Doncaster Council’s Head of Libraries and Culture, introduces our new brand and website. I am delighted to be writing the very first blog post for Heritage Doncaster, of which I am sure that there will […]