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On this Day in 1871

Durham Miners Gala - the first Big Meet

The first Durham Miners Gala (aka "Big Meeting") was held on the 12th of August 1871 at Wharton Park in Durham City. The event was organised by The Durham Miners' Association.

The Durham Miners Gala became an annual event - the largest unofficial miners and trade-union gathering in the UK. At its peak the Gala attracted more than 300,000 people. The event has deeply established traditions such as marching with the lodge banners from each colliery into Durham, and music from the colliery brass bands.

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Co-Curate is a project which brings together online collections, museums, universities, schools and community groups to make and re-make stories and images from North East England and Cumbria. Co-Curate is a trans-disciplinary project that will open up 'official' museum and 'un-officia'l co-created community-based collections and archives through innovative collaborative approaches using social media and open archives/data.

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