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David Jones / Joe Green Memorial & Lecture 2021.

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic it is not possible to hold this years memorial as we have in the past, we will however be marking the event digitally. Please do not turn up at the Miners’ Offices on Saturday 13th March 2021 as the event has been pre-recorded to be uploaded onto the internet

Durham Miners’ Gala 2021

It is with great sadness that the Durham Miners’ Association has taken the decision to cancel this years Durham Miners’ Gala which was due to be held on the second Saturday in July. Given the continuing situation with the Coronavirus Pandemic it was not felt that it was possible to guarantee the safety of everyone

Paying our respects to those who lost their lives in the Oaks Disaster.

OAKS MEMORIAL REMEMBRANCE 12TH DEC 2020  12th – 13th December 1866 saw the largest loss of life in an English Colliery -“the Oaks” whereby 361 souls lost their lives. Following a marvellous fund raising effort the money was raised to erect the “Oaks Memorial” in Barnsley,in 2016, the occasion was marked by a full Memorial

INDEPENDENT REVIEW – Impact on communities of the policing of the miners’ strike 1984-85. FINAL REPORT.

RECOMMENDATION We received a number of complaints about State misconduct, including wrongful arrest, miscarriage of justice and unfair dismissal. In particular, the National Coal Board management in Scotland did not appear to be fair or consistent in its policy of dismissal, with many miners being dismissed for relatively minor offences, only some reinstated and some

Public Enquiry into the policing of the Miners Strike.

The Orgreave Truth and Justice campaign (OTJC) and the NUM welcome the outcome of the enquiry into the policing of the Miners Strike in Scotland. It shows why the Westminster Government and current Home Secretary The Rt Hon Priti Patel MP and her predecessors have refused to hold an enquiry in England and Wales. We

National Miners’ Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum.

Chase Arts for Public Spaces (CHAPS) supported by the NUM in the original application and subsequent appeal have been successful in gaining permission to erect a National Miners’ Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas Staffordshire home to over 350 national memorials. Its purpose is to remember all those men, women and children who have