Durham Miners' Association headquarters visit

27th Jun 2017

Durham Miners' Association headquarters visit

On 26th June Year 8U1 History class visited the Durham Miners' Association headquarters at Red Hills, Durham. The morning started with talks about the history of coalmining and trade unionism in the north east, followed by film clips about the Durham Miners Gala past and present. Jude then taught the students, in 2 groups, a song called "A Miner's Life". Staff present wouldn't like to judge whether the boys or girls performed better, so let's call it an honourable draw.