Annual Miners’ Banner parades

The Mainsforth Lodge banner parades through Ferryhill.
The Mainsforth Lodge banner parades through Ferryhill.

On Friday 12th July at 7pm the Annual Miners Banner Parade will commence with the Dean & Chapter Banner, led by Ferryhill Town Band, being paraded from the Aged Miners Homes at Dean Bank to Ferryhill Market Place.

On Saturday 13th July at 8am 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 Mainsforth Community Centre.

Road closures will be in force for the duration of these parades and will be marshalled by Stanley Events, local police and members of Ferryhill Town Council.

Following the Saturday parade the banners will be transported to Durham City for the Annual Miner’s Gala event.

A bus has been arranged to pick up from outside the Eldon Arms at 8.30am, at a cost of £2.50.

Anyone wanting a seat on the bus should contact either Peter Atkinson or Christine Woods.

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