PICTURES: Happy times at Durham Miners’ Gala

Durham Miners Gala July 1977 old ref number 44 6805
Durham Miners Gala July 1977 old ref number 44 6805
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Tomorrow sees the annual Durham Miners’ Gala hitting the streets of the city.

This celebration of the mining industry has been held since 1871, and although the North East’s collieries are now long since closed, thousands of people still turn out to celebrate the region’s rich mining heritage.

Durham Miners Gala July 1977 old ref number 44 6805

Durham Miners Gala July 1977 old ref number 44 6805

Today we take a look back at some of the wonderful occasions of the past.

Durham Miners Gala July 1982  old ref number 47 8156    41375

Durham Miners Gala July 1982 old ref number 47 8156 41375

Durham Miners Gala July 1982  old ref number 47 8156    41375                                                                                          'Seaham Lodge Banner

Durham Miners Gala July 1982 old ref number 47 8156 41375 'Seaham Lodge Banner

Durham Miners Gala July 1982  old ref number 47 8156    41375                             'Westoe Lodge Banner

Durham Miners Gala July 1982 old ref number 47 8156 41375 'Westoe Lodge Banner

Durham Miners Gala July 1982  old ref number 47 8156    41375   'Easington Lodge Banner

Durham Miners Gala July 1982 old ref number 47 8156 41375 'Easington Lodge Banner

Durham Miners Gala July 1977 old ref number 44 6805

Durham Miners Gala July 1977 old ref number 44 6805