Big Meeting memories. Can you spot someone you know?
Big Meeting memories. Can you spot someone you know?

Faces at the Gala! 10 archive photos of Wearside people enjoying the Durham Big Meeting

Bands, banners, marches, political leaders, speeches and tens of thousands of spectators. It can only mean the return of the Big Meeting.

Thursday, 30th June 2022, 3:00 pm

Durham Miners Gala is back on Saturday, July 9, and it promises to be a colourful occasion just as in previous years.

Huge crowds are expected, possibly up to 200,000 people, as the first Gala is held since the pandemic.

More than 150 years of tradition will be continued, including these scenes of dancing and singing in the streets.

Why not get into the spirit of the occasion with a look back at these scenes of the Big Meeting in years gone by?

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