And these pictures, taken by our former photographer Dennis Lound in 1995, show just how much the borough had changed.
In the second set of pictures, Dennis’ pictures provide a reminder of how Doncaster Rovers’ former Belle Vue stadium looked before it was replaced by the new Keepmoat Stadium at Lakeside, and indeed a glance at the former Tattersfield rugby league ground, near Bentley.
They also show how different the waterfront looks since the Doncaster College hub and North Bridge were opened, and how Wheatley Hall Road looked in the days of Du Pont.
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1. Du Pont
The old Du Pont factory on Wheatley Hall Road
2. Du Pont today
The old Du Pont factory was demolished, with an industrial estate now on the site. Picture: Google
3. Bus station
Picture shows the North bridge and the old North car park and bus station
Photo: Dennis Lound
4. Frenchgate extension.JPG
This is the view from the North Bridge today, showing the Frenchgate Centre extension which replaced the car park and bus station which previously occupied the site. Picture: Google