An incredible story has been uncovered of how a Doncaster man became best friends with legendary American president Abraham Lincoln.
Painstaking research by local historian Alison Vainlo has unearthed the tale of how William Marsh, a miller’s son from Bentley, ended up rubbing shoulders with the President in the White House.
She said: “It is an extraordinary story. He should be the most famous man in Bentley. As his life unfolded, I couldn’t believe it had remained hidden for so long.”