The Durham Miners' Association (DMA) provides a range of services for its beneficial members who are former Durham miners. These services include compensation claims, benefit information, tribunal representation and legal advice. We also support community and cultural activity.
The most important event organised by the DMA is the famous annual Durham Miners’ Gala which, far from dying when the coalfield was destroyed, is thriving as one of the world's the biggest and most colourful celebrations of trade union and community spirit.
Secretary: Alan Cummings
Chair: Joe Whitworth
Appointed chairman in 2016, Joe was previously executive committee member of the DMA, the North East Area NUM and was chair of Easington lodge from 1986-1993. Also served as president of Durham Aged Miners' Homes Association for many years.