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Caption for Doncaster, The Grandstand 1903: By the date this picture was taken, Doncaster had been a racing centre for nearly three hundred years and had been the home of the oldest classic race, the St Leger, since its first running in 1778. The earliest grandstand was designed by John Carr of York and dates from 1776. Carr's other work includes the Crescent (1780-84) and the Great Stables (1789) at Buxton, Derbyshire, commissioned by the fifth Duke of Devonshire after seeing some of Carr's work at Wentworth Woodhouse, seat of Lord Rockingham.

An extract from Sheffield and South Yorkshire Photographic Memories.

Memories of Doncaster

I was born in Kirk Sandall, Doncaster, and our family are trying to trace the family tree. My grandmother Mrs F M Britten used to run a grocery shop at 109 Balby Road in the 1930s (I believe it's now a hairdressers) Does anyone remember this, and has any photo's of the shop. My father, Samuel Britten died 5years (...Read full memory)

i lived in old Rossington in the early 1950 had many happy hours playing on the old round tree it is not there any more and going down stringy billies .got married in 1966 and moved to armthorpe my name before i was married marlene thompson

Hi I lived in Hyde park in the1960s.We used to play football in elm field park,I used to have to walk to school on balby bridge called st Francis.memorable days.i have looked for photographs of Hyde park in the 60s but have never seen any.i lived on Palmer street,have you any pictures I would love to see them.

I used to stay at the"Almel Hotel"&the"Salutation"in Doncaster whenever I was on the long haul up to Northern Scotland

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