DMA community surgery in Dawdon

The Durham Miners Association (DMA) will continue its programme of community advice surgeries in Dawdon on Friday 3 February.

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DMA community surgeries to begin in Sacriston


The Durham Miners Association (DMA) is beginning a new programme of advice surgeries in coalfield communities. The first will take place in Sacriston on Friday 2 December.

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Durham Miners Gala 2022 – official film to premiere

The official film of the 2022 Durham Miners Gala will premiere on Sunday evening (20 November 2022).

After a three-year absence due to Covid 19, the Gala returned in style. It was the biggest Big Meeting in decades – and film crews were there to capture it all.

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Seaham Colliery Mining Disaster Memorial

A memorial service for the victims of mining disasters at Seaham Colliery will take place on Saturday 29 October 2022.
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Thomas Hepburn Memorial Service 2022

The Durham Miners Association will commemorate the great Thomas Hepburn, leader of the first miners' trade union.
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Durham Beatitude by William Martin

A new film of the extraordinary poem 'Durham Beatitude' by William (Bill) Martin created for the return of the Durham Miners Gala and shown for the first time on the giant screen at the 2022 Big Meeting.

The poem mourns the victims of the 1951 Easington Disaster. The moving and powerful film combines its words, spoken by its author, with images of the Gala through the years.

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2022 Gala will be biggest since before the Miners' Strike

This year’s Durham Miners Gala is set to be the biggest of modern times, with more banners and brass bands taking part than at any time since before the Miners’ Strike.

Huge crowds are expected when the Gala returns this Saturday (July 9) after a two-year hiatus due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

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Nurse and postal worker top the bill of Gala speakers

A nurse and a postal worker will top the list of speakers at this Saturday’s Durham Miners Gala.

The Gala returns after two years and is dedicated to all the keyworkers who risked their lives to keep society functioning during the Covid -19 pandemic.

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Durham Miners Gala – Cathedral service details confirmed

Details of the cathedral service during this year’s Durham Miners Gala have been confirmed. 

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Mick Lynch to speak at Durham Miners Gala

Mick Lynch will address the crowds at the Durham Miners Gala. The RMT General Secretary has been added to the list of platform speakers, organisers Durham Miners Association (DMA) have announced.

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