Celebrating 100 Years of History

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On Friday and Saturday 23rd and 24th October, people from across the region joined in the celebrations to mark 100 years of the Miners’ Hall, Redhills Durham.

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Thomas Hepburn Memorial 2015

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The annual service to commemorate the leader of the first mining trade union, the Northumberland and Durham Pitman’s Union formed by Thomas Hepburn in 1825 will be held in St. Mary’s Church, Heworth, Gateshead on Saturday 10th October commencing at 11 a.m.

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100,000 people march together in solidarity against the Tories

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Yesterday’s magnificent 100,000 strong demonstration in Manchester shows that people will stand together in solidarity and oppose the Tory government’s plans to decimate our public services, our social security system and to attack trade union rights.

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Tony Benn Film Showing in Durham Cathedral Raises Funds for the Gala

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A film showing of the critically acclaimed Tony Benn: Will and Testament hosted by Durham Cathedral last year has raised £2,000 for the Durham Miners' Gala.

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Well Done Darren!

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Congratulations and a massive thank you to Darren Meadows from Horden in County Durham who completed the Great North Run in 2 hours 45 minutes this weekend to raise funds for the Durham Miners' Gala.

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Jeremy Corbyn Wins: A Victory for the Politics of Hope

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The Durham Miners' Association congratulates Jeremy Corbyn for his landslide victory as Labour leader and sends him our very best wishes. His victory is a massive step forward in the fight against this Tory government's austerity agenda and in the struggle for social justice and peace.

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Running the Great North Run for the Big Meeting

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Pictured: DMA President Alan Cummings and Darren Meadows

Later this month, 21 year old Darren Meadows from Horden in County Durham is helping to secure the future of the Big Meeting by taking part in the Great North Run to raise funds for Friends of Durham Miners' Gala.

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Durham Miners Join North East Rally For Jeremy Corbyn

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Pictured: Dave Hopper with Jeremy Corbyn MP and Ronnie Campbell MP at the North East rally in support of Jeremy Corbyn for Labour leader

The Durham Miners' Association joined with over 1,000 people who packed into the Tyneside Theatre in Newcastle to support Jeremy Corbyn for Labour Leader.

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Durham Miners Back Corbyn

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Pictured: Jeremy Corbyn MP addressing the 131st Durham Miners' Gala, 11th July 2015.

The Durham Miners' Association fully supports Jeremy Corbyn in his bid to become the next leader of the Labour Party.

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Gala message from DMA Secretary

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Pictured: Dave Hopper, DMA Secretary addresses the 131st Durham Big Meeting, 11th July 2015.

It is my privilege, once again, to welcome all miners, their families and supporters from the wider trade union and labour movement to the 131st Durham Miners’ Gala. 

Despite all the attempts by the Tory press and media to write us out of history, we are still here in massive numbers to celebrate our community spirit and carry our socialist message on behalf of the working class. 

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