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CARNIVAL HISTORY
In August 1907, Jimmy Hollingsworth rode his donkey 17 miles from Knottingley to a sports day held by Barnsley Cricket Club and entered the animal in a race. The animal won the qualifying heat and the final, and then walked the 17 miles back home again.
The event was not unique, for two years earlier the Pontefract and Castleford Express had reported that, “At Barnsley Cricket Club Sports on Monday last, Mr. J. Hollingsworth’s donkey, ‘Michael’, came first in the two lap donkey race.” The report contained no mention of the 34 mile round journey the creature undertook in addition to the race. What price animal rights (or welfare) in those good old days?
From Terry Spencer's 'Fairs, Festivals and Frolics - Knottingley 1840-2003' Volume One
 
Knottingley Facts
As you are no doubt aware, the Knottingley website contains an immense amount of published material and it is clear that many people don't have the time or inclination to read through pages and pages of information which often contain a lot of references that are of little interest to them. With that in mind, in this section of the Knottingley website you will find a list of subjects from which I have taken the most important facts and other relevant items of interest and compiled them together in list format.  It is from lists similar to this that our online quiz has been compiled so the articles we will be publishing here should be of assistance to you when attempting our quiz.

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