The 2016 Durham Miners' Gala looks to be the largest in decades with thousands of trade unionists, Labour party members and local people gathering for the biggest trade union event in Western Europe.
Each year more and more members of the Labour party are attending and in the last few years senior Labour politicians including Jeremy Corbyn, Ed Miliband and Tom Watson have addressed the crowds from the platform.
In 2015 Jeremy Corbyn said:
"It’s been an enormous honour to speak at the Durham Miners' Gala. It is simply the greatest demonstration of working class culture in Britain. It brings together a fantastic array of miners lodges and their banners into the city of Durham and attracts trade unions, political and community organisations from all over the country. It’s a place of confident assertion of our values, and our hopes for a world of peace, equality and justice."
This year promises to be even better, RSVP below to let us know you are coming, or become a supporter of the Gala by joining online here.
Durham, County Durham
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