Thursday, 14 July 2011

Simply Historic: Durham Miners Gala

The Durham Miners' Gala is a large annual gathering held on the second Saturday in July in the city of Durham. It is associated with the coal mining heritage of the Durham Coalfield, which stretched throughout the traditional County of Durham. Its highlights consist of banners, each typically accompanied by a brass band, which are marched to the old Racecourse where political speeches are delivered. In the afternoon a Miners' service is held in Durham Cathedral followed by the Miners Gala Dinner.

1965 Durham Miners Gala
Simply Bows and Chair Covers were delighted to dress this years Gala Dinner at Durham Marriott and I'm sure you will agree the photos look fabulous!

Miners Gala Dinner 2011

Miners Gala Dinner 2011

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