Racegoers at the St Leger Festival in 1932.

This is what Doncaster looked like in decades past from the famous St Leger Festival to events in town

Looking back at an area’s rich and varied heritage and social history is something we all enjoy, whether it be the distant or more recent past.

Each week in the Free Press we include retro and heritage sections. If you would like to see the past of your area better represented please send information and Jpeg attachment pictures to: nigel.booth@jpress.co.uk and please include a contact telephone number. Look forward to seeing your pictures and information of the past.

Crooner Bing Crosby at the St Leger

1. Crooner Bing Crosby at the St Leger

Crooner Bing Crosby at the St Leger
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Polemarch, Winner of the St Leger in 1921

2. Polemarch, Winner of the St Leger in 1921

Polemarch, Winner of the St Leger in 1921
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People gather at The Bulls Head pub (now Paris Gate) to celebrate the visit of the King and Queen to Doncaster on September 11, 1948.

3. People gather at The Bulls Head pub (now Paris Gate) to celebrate the visit of the King and Queen to Doncaster on September 11, 1948.

People gather at The Bulls Head pub (now Paris Gate) to celebrate the visit of the King and Queen to Doncaster on September 11, 1948.
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Outside the Red Lion (Castle) in the Market Place, Doncaster

4. Outside the Red Lion (Castle) in the Market Place, Doncaster

Outside the Red Lion (Castle) in the Market Place, Doncaster
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