New Year 2000 in Doncaster was celebrated in a host of different ways

Pictured at Magnolia Lodge, Tickhill Road Hospital, Balby, Doncaster, with some players from Doncaster Rovers, and the Ladies' team turned out to wish patients and staff at the hospital  a happy new year on New Year's Eve.
Pictured at Magnolia Lodge, Tickhill Road Hospital, Balby, Doncaster, with some players from Doncaster Rovers, and the Ladies' team turned out to wish patients and staff at the hospital a happy new year on New Year's Eve.

As everyone recovers from the festivities for this turn of the year and 2019 New Year’s Eve celebrations, we look back at photographs from the much anticipated Millennium events in Doncaster. 

There were celebrations galore including racecourse festivity,a Great Gatsby Ball at the Earl of Doncaster hotel, and many street parties as people got together in communities to see the New Year in.

Several restaurants, including the Indus and the Bombay Tandoori, offered to transport customers in a bid to attract celebrants, and five town centre pubs joined forces to issue a 15 hopper ticket.

Emergency services in and around Doncaster were highly relieved when their months of detailed planning appeared to pay off, as the new millennium events passed in the town without major incident..

It was the weather that created most problems over the Millennium New Year period, with black ice blamed for a spate of New Year's Day road accidents.

A family of three were in a car which slid into a ditch on Almholme Lane, Arksey.

And six people, including four children, were taken to hospital after their people carrier left the road on Broomhouse Lane, Edlington, and ended up on its roof. 

In Bessacarr, a BMW car overturned in the front garden of a house on Stoops Lane.                 

All police leave was cancelled for the big night in Doncaster, but although it proved busy, according to Inspector Maurice Jackson, there was nothing significant on New Year's Eve and the first day of the new millennium was particularly quiet.

A spokesman for Doncaster Royal Infirmary said: "It was all pretty quiet until the spate of accidents caused by black ice."

NHS Direct took an average 350 calls a day across South Yorkshire and the South Humber,