Durham Miners Gala will once again be returning on Saturday, 8th July 2023. 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 7th July 2023 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 8th 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 former 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 former Eldon Arms from 8.30am. The cost of the bus will be £3.00 per person / Under 16 years Free. Anyone wanting a seat on the bus should contact Peter Atkinson on telephone: 07900702330.