Norman Henderson 1942 – 2019

The Durham Miners' Association (DMA) has paid tribute to long-standing member Norman Henderson, who has passed away aged 77.

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DMA WELCOMES RECOGNITION OF ‘MINER’S CLAW’ AS INDUSTIRAL DISEASE – AFTER FIVE-YEAR CAMPAIGN.

A crippling condition known as ‘miner’s claw’ will finally be recognised as an industrial disease after a five-year campaign led by the Durham Miners’ Association (DMA).

Dupuytren’s Contracture (DC) causes the fingers to curl over into a claw-like state, and can lead to amputation. The incurable condition is common among former pitmen, and other industrial workers.

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Durham Miners Association Christmas Concert

A traditional festive brass band concert returns the historic home of the Durham Miners Association (DMA) this Christmas. 

For many years, the Christmas concert at Redhills: Durham Miners Hall was a highlight of the festive season for DMA members and their families.

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150th anniversary of DMA celebrated at Durham Cathedral

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The 150th anniversary of the Durham Miners Association has been celebrated at a special service at Durham Cathedral.

Marking 150 years to the day since the founding of the DMA, the Evensong service was a moving and powerful celebration of the people and communities of the Durham Coalfield, past and present.

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Ken Loach Q&A at home of Durham miners

Director Ken Loach is coming to the home of the Durham miners for a screening of his acclaimed new film.

Sorry We Missed You is a powerful exploration of the contemporary world of work, the gig economy and the challenges faced by one family trying to hold it all together.

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Pelton Fell disaster memorial service

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The Pelton Fell Colliery Disaster claimed the lives of 24 Durham miners on 31 October 1866. The three youngest victims were 11 years old.

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Phil Irwin 1953 - 2019

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Everyone at the Durham Miners’ Association is saddened by the passing of Phil Irwin at the age of 66.

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David Murdoch 1939 – 2019

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The Durham Miners’ Association (DMA) has paid tribute to trade union stalwart David Murdoch.

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DMA 150th anniversary to be celebrated in light at Durham Cathedral

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The 150th anniversary of the Durham Miners' Association (DMA) will be celebrated at a special Evensong service at Durham Cathedral.

The service will be the culmination of the Lights of the North appeal, which sees the DMA and the Cathedral joining together to celebrate the people and communities of the Durham Coalfield, past and present.

The appeal will enable people to remember and celebrate in light a loved one, a colliery or a community.

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Jeremy Corbyn to speak at 135th Durham Miners Gala

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Jeremy Corbyn will speak at the 135th Durham Miners' Gala, on Saturday 13 July 2019.

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