Below is a list of some famous inventors and inventions proudly from Doncaster.
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1. Paddington Bear.
The first Paddington Bear was produced in Doncaster by Gabriel Designs. Gabriel Designs was run by Shirley and Eddie Clarkson - parents of popular television personality, Jeremy Clarkson.
Photo: Max Mumby/Indigo
2. The Flying Scotsman.
The 94 year old Flying Scotsman was originally built in Doncaster for the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER), emerging from the works on 24 February 1923. The locomotive set two world records for steam traction. It was the first steam locomotive to be officially authenticated at reaching 100 miles per hour in 1934, and it then set a record for the longest non-stop run by a steam locomotive when it ran 422 miles in 1989 in Australia.
Photo: GLYN KIRK
3. Benjamin Huntsman.
Benjamin Huntsman, From Doncaster, was an English inventor and manufacturer of cast or crucible steel. He was unhappy with the steel springs he was using in his clock mechanisms, this encouraged him to experiment until he had formed a much stronger alloy by using a cast method involving a ‘crucible’ - the first to do so.
4. James Francis Bentley.
James Francis Bentley, from Doncaster, was an established architect responsible for designing The Westminster Cathedral, in London, the largest Catholic church building in England and Wales and the seat of the Archbishop of Westminster. It was built in 1903 with the highest tower reaching 87m.