Appeal to help track down children's banner missing after Durham Miners' Gala

The other side of the banner belonging to Sherburn Hill Primary School.
The other side of the banner belonging to Sherburn Hill Primary School.

A group of schoolchildren have pleaded for help to find their community banner after it disappeared following this year's Big Meeting.

Pupils at Sherburn Primary School in Durham have been left devastated after their display was mislaid following the Durham Miners' Gala on Saturday July 9.

The missing banner.

The missing banner.

It was placed in the secure store amongst other trade union banners after being paraded through the city, but was found to be missing when the group went to collect it.

It is believed that another group or trade union could have picked it up by mistake

An appeal has been launched through the gala's organisers.

The children at the school are now asking for groups who attended the event to check their banner stores to see if it has been picked up by mistake.

Wrapped in a plastic covering, the banner contains two poles and harnesses as well as the two separate banner images from Sherburn Village and Sherburn Hill.

Anybody who does find it is asked to contact the Durham Miners' Association at Redhills in Durham or Stephen Guy, Chairman of the Sherburn Collieries Banner Group on 07767754471.