Durham Miners’ Gala 2017 details

New banner featuring former Durham Miners' Association General Secretaries Dave Hopper and Dave Guy. Photo courtesy of Durham Miners' Association. For a number of years there has been a close relationship between the Cork Mother Jones Festival and the Durham Miners Association.  We were delighted to be visited by a delegation from the DMA, led … Continue reading Durham Miners’ Gala 2017 details

Durham Miner’s Gala 2016

The Durham Gala and Big Meeting 2016. Saturday 9th July. Durham Miners Gala The 132nd Durham Miners’ Gala takes place on Saturday 9th July 2016. It embraces a huge flowing march of village pit groups with miner and community banners and colliery bands, which winds its way through the ancient streets of Durham, past the … Continue reading Durham Miner’s Gala 2016

Mother Jones flies high at Durham Miners Gala

Daughters of Mother Jones banner at Durham Gala 2015 The annual Durham Gala, organised by the Durham Miners' Association was held at the Racecourse on Saturday 11th July 2015. The Big Meeting took place following the huge colourful parade of banners and bands through the city from early morning. The new Daughters of Mother Jones … Continue reading Mother Jones flies high at Durham Miners Gala