Camping at Durham Miners' Gala 2017

We are expecting about 200,000 people this year as they flock to see Jeremy Corbyn's first major rally since the election.
There's hardly an affordable hotel room left in the city.
So, grab your tent, caravan or camper and head for Houghall College. 
Camping is now available Friday 7th to Sunday 9th.
Camping is £15 per person a night, (half price for children under 16) including flush toilets, showers and running water. On site parking is available.
Proceeds will go to secure the Gala’s future.
And the site is lush - set in beautiful countryside just ten minutes’ walk from the Gala field. See you at the Big Meeting! 




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Pictured left to right: Barry Chambers, Lawrence Claughan, Alan Cummings, George Robson 

Yesterday, members of the Durham Miners' Association executive committee joined ex-miners from across the UK, senior Labour MPs and trade unionists on a lively demonstration to demand an inquiry into the events at Orgreave in 1984.

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