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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Celebration of North East songwriters

A new production will showcase songs about working class life in the North East.

The Great Geordie Songbook is a celebration of the region's songwriters including Alan Hull, Joe Wilson, Ned Corvan, Geordie Ridley, Billy Mitchell, Judy Dinning, Tommy Armstrong, Alex Glasgow,  Johnny Handle and Pete Scott.

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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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Working class students society to march at the Durham Miners’ Gala

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Durham University’s new Working Class Students Association (WCSA) will march for the first time at this year’s Big Meeting.

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Ken Loach to be reader at Miners Festival Service

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Ken Loach  will be the reader at the Miners Festival Service at Durham Cathedral as part of this year’s Gala.

The acclaimed filmmaker will speak at the service, which will also include the blessing of the new banner marking the 150th anniversary of the Durham Miners’ Association (DMA).

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Platform speakers for the 135th Durham Miners' Gala

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The Durham Miners' Association (DMA) is pleased to announce the platform speakers for the 135th Durham Miners' Gala.

The Big Meeting will be held on Saturday 13 July 2019, with the speeches on the racecourse getting underway at 1pm.

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DMA LAUNCHES RESPECT CAMPAIGN AHEAD OF THIS YEAR’S GALA

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With huge crowds expected at this year’s Durham Miners Gala, organisers have launched a new campaign to ensure the event remains a safe and peaceful day of celebration.

In its 150th year, the Durham Miners’ Association (DMA) is calling on everyone who attends to respect the meaning and traditions of the Gala, the host city, and the workers and volunteers who deliver the event.

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