Durham Miners mark 148th anniversary - back where it began

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The Durham Miners’ Association (DMA) marked the 148th anniversary of the union’s founding by returning to where it all began.

On November 20 1869, delegates from collieries on the Durham Coalfield met at the Market Tavern in Durham City, and established the DMA.

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Take your seat in the Pitman's Parliament

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Durham Miners are launching their bid to save the historic Pitman's Parliament.

Redhills, the 102-year-old miners' hall in Durham City, is in need of a massive restoration programme.

Its magnificent council chamber (or Pitman's Parliament) is in poor repair and needs urgent conservation work.

The Durham Miners' Association (DMA) is asking the people of the county to sponsor a seat to support its preservation. 

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Justice for Mineworkers Xmas Appeal

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Support the People's Takeaway

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The People's Takeaway is a radical new volunteer-led project to support families in crisis within East Durham by providing hot meals delivered to people's doors just like a normal takeaway.

The former mining community of East Durham is one of the UK’s most disadvantaged communities.

East Durham Trust has delivered over 2,000 food parcels in the last 12 months. The Trust has also fed over 2,000 children as part of their Holiday Hunger provision

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Laura Pidcock's speech at Thomas Hepburn Memorial Service

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Farewell to Rodney Bickerstaffe

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Durham Miners have paid tribute to Rodney Bickerstaffe, a giant of the Labour movement, who has died aged 72.

An inspirational trade unionist, Rodney worked tirelessly throughout his life to improve the conditions of working people. The former Unison General Secretary was a great friend to the miners, providing moral and financial support during the 1984-85 strike.

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Jeremy Corbyn Pays Tribute to Dave Hopper and Dave Guy at Durham Miners' Gala 2017

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Jeremy Corbyn's Passionate Speech at the Durham Miners' Gala 2017

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Watch: Matt Wrack's Emotional Tribute to the Firefighters at Grenfell Tower

Watch Matt Wrack's emotional, powerful tribute to the firefighters at Grenfell Tower. Matt, the general secretary of the Fire Brigades Union, was speaking at the 133rd Durham Miners' Gala
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The Most Spectacular Gala in Living Memory

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On Saturday more than 200,000 people came together for the 133rd Durham Miners’ Gala in a spectacular celebration of our heritage and our values.
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