Millions of miners, families and supporters have walked through the streets of the city on Big Meeting day ever since 1871.
And although the 2021 event will be entirely be held in the former pit communities rather than Durham itself on Saturday, we can still reflect on wonderful Galas of the past.
So many South Tyneside lodges have been represented. Bands from the borough and villagers by the thousands have converged on Durham.
See if you can spot a familiar face from years gone by.