13 July 2008

The Banners

This selection of banners was taken at the Durham Miners Gala on Saturday at the racecourse where they were all displayed for all to see. If you see the earlier post of them being paraded round the streets of Durham each accompanied by a brass band.


André Lemay said...

Quite a collection you have there wwere they all at the same place?

Carole said...

Yes Andre I should have said they were all at the Miners Gala on Saturday. Each Pit village used to have a banner of their own. As you know the coal mines in England have just about all been closed down now but the tradition still lives on once a year in Durham carrying the banners through the streets and into the field to display the banners.