Held on the second Saturday of July the Durham Miners Gala sees trade unionists from across the country descend on Durham city and the event has developed into the largest gathering of trade unionists in the country.
Highlights include wave after wave of banners, each typically accompanied by a brass band, which are marched to the old Racecourse, where political speeches are delivered. In the afternoon a miners' service is also held in Durham Cathedral which may include the blessing of any new banners.
Join one of the most important days in the trade union calendar. Find our more from the Durham Miners' Association.
West Midlands coach to Durham Miners’ Gala: To register your interest and to book a seat on the West Midlands coach to the Durham Miners’ Gala please ring Sallie O’Prey on 0121 647 4832. Seats open to Unite members and their families. Travel details will follow once you’ve confirmed.
06:00: Coach departs West Bromwich regional office
17:30: Coach leaves Durham for return trip