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Labour and The Miners Gala – Staying connected to our soul

As a newer resident to Durham city centre, the Durham Miners Gala is becoming a new tradition for me. I wasn’t brought up here but I now call Durham home. It’s been interesting observing the relationship between The Miners Gala and the Labour party. Ed Milliband was the first Labour leader in 23 years that… Continue reading Labour and The Miners Gala – Staying connected to our soul

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Racism, Nationalism & The Miners Gala

Last week I was in Durham at the miners Gala. I stood in the sun and watched 1000's of people, parade with their brass band, waving banners proudly displaying the name of some colliery or union & playing fantastic brass music to the delight of the crowd. They headed eventually to the racecourse where an… Continue reading Racism, Nationalism & The Miners Gala