Durham Miners’ Gala (No. 2)

Posted on: 17th January 2012

Andrew George has signed EDM2594. Motion reads: “That this House welcomes the publication of The Big Meeting: a history of the Durham Miners’ Gala which has been written by the former miner David Temple; recognises the huge amount of research and commitment that has gone into its production; acknowledges the huge role that the Gala has played in the political and cultural history of the North East and the labour movement; praises all of those involved in retaining a tradition that goes back 140 years, in particular those community groups who have recreated a swathe of miners’ union banners over recent years; and wishes the tens of thousands of people well who organise and will attend The Big Meeting for many years to come.”