Having been cancelled for two years due to the Covid Pandemic, the news that Durham Miners Gala will once again be returning on Saturday, 9th July 2022 has been very much welcomed throughout the region. For Ferryhill Miners Banner Committee this means that they can once again prepare for the much loved Annual Miners Banner Parades through the Town, which Ferryhill Town Council are delighted to help facilitate.
On Friday 8th July 2022 at 7.00pm the Dean & Chapter Banner, led by Ferryhill Town Band will be paraded from the Aged Miners Homes at Dean Bank to Ferryhill Market Place.
On Saturday 9th July at 8.00am it will be the turn of the Mainsforth Colliery Banner, again led by Ferryhill Town Band, to be paraded from the Surtees Arms Public House along to the Eldon Arms Public House.
Road closures will be in force for the duration of the parades, using stewards from Stanley Events, local police (subject to availability) and Ferryhill Town Council staff.
Following the Saturday morning parade at Ferryhill Station, the Miners Banners will be transported to Durham City for the Annual Miner’s Gala event. A bus has been arranged to pick up outside the Eldon Arms from 8.30am. The cost of the bus will be £2.50 per person. Anyone wanting a seat on the bus should contact Peter Atkinson on telephone: 07900702330.