VIDEO: Doncaster’s proud History

Take a trip through Doncaster’s history with us, courtesy of some fascinating tit-bits and objects held in local archives.

Doncaster has a proud past and can trace its roots back to Stone Age hunter-gathers.

Established in the High Street in 1817, Parkinsons sold sweets, bread, tea and pies. They became famous for Doncaster Butterscotch in 1851 when they supplied it to Queen Victoria. This tin of toffee depicts Doncaster Racecourse on the lid.

Established in the High Street in 1817, Parkinsons sold sweets, bread, tea and pies. They became famous for Doncaster Butterscotch in 1851 when they supplied it to Queen Victoria. This tin of toffee depicts Doncaster Racecourse on the lid.

Join us as we plot a course through the centuries.

Our important Roman heritage when the town was Danum, the site of a major fort, its role as an agricultural hub, the coming of the railways and the pits that heralded the start of its growth as an industrial town, the glamour of the races - it’s all here.