Doncaster is a city in South Yorkshire and the administrative centre of the greater City of Doncaster. There are over 308,000 people living in the city spread out through suburbs and towns.
The recorded history of Doncaster goes all the way back to Roman times, where it first started as a military fort and key staging post between Lincoln and York. It was then listed as one of the 28 British cities in the 9th century Historia Brittonum where it was called Cair Daun. It flourished into a market town around the 13th and 14th century.
Doncaster expanded throughout the 16th and 17th centuries. With the growth of the coal mining industry during the Industrial Revolution, it had become a major throughway for the transportation of coal to Rotheram, Scunthorpe, and Sheffield. Airfields and tractor factories were also once important contributors to Doncaster’s economic growth during the early 20th century.
Today, Doncaster still holds its position as a vital channel for transportation and logistics. Major distribution centres such as the Doncaster International Railport are located in the city, dispatching products throughout the UK and the EU. Doncaster Railway Station connects key towns and cities in the country. Retail and service are also notable sectors in the city’s modern developments.