Boldon Colliery miners and their families, with the lodge banner marching through Durham City 62 years ago.
Boldon Colliery miners and their families, with the lodge banner marching through Durham City 62 years ago.

Nostalgic South Tyneside scenes of the Durham Miners Gala as the 'Big Meeting' gets ready to go online

There’s a new look to the Durham Miners Gala this year with plans for an online Big Meeting.

Officials are planning to have the Gala back in its usual format by 2021 when the pandemic is hopefully over.

Next month the ‘Big Meeting’ is being held online with a series of new content celebrating the spirit and values of the event.

In the meantime, let’s take a look at some Gazette archive photos showing South Tyneside banners and bands at the annual favourite.

We are hoping they will bring back wonderful memories of a great event which attracts thousands of people every year.

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