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Durham Miners’ Gala 2017 details

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 by their late General Secretary, Davy Hopper, on a number of occasions.  Sadly […]

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Durham Miner’s Gala 2016

The Durham Gala and Big Meeting 2016. Saturday 9th July. 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 […]

Dave Hopper of Durham Miners Gala

The Durham Miners’ Gala 2015

The 131st Durham Miners Gala will take place on Saturday July 11th 2015. Organised by the Durham Miners’ Association, the parade through the beautiful city of Durham, the subsequent Big Meeting and the blessing of miners’ banners in Durham Cathedral remain one off the greatest manifestations of trade […]

Dave Hopper and the Durham Miner’s Gala

  The Spirit of Mother Jones Festival is proud to welcome Dave Hopper, General Secretary of the Durham Miners’ Association, and Secretary of the National Union of Miners (North East Area), which he represents on the National Executive Committee of the NUM. Dave has been involved all his […]