Durham Miners Gala

Discussion in 'SMB' started by brandon, Jul 1, 2017.

  1. brandon

    brandon Striker

    Saturday 8 July

    Oh Jeremy Corbyn :cool:
  2. Ramshanker

    Ramshanker Winger

    The only thing Jamie will be shooting, is his load, into some bog roll
  3. yorkyexile

    yorkyexile Striker

    Not up? he is from Gilesgate end iirc :lol:
  4. Barboza dh9

    Barboza dh9 Winger

    Ah fuck @davoak the Cragheed band will be playing there tunes 7-00 next Saturday morning
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  5. jamieboy

    jamieboy Midfield

    wont be anywhere near the big meeting. pit village idiots day out to the big city, its absolutley shite
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  6. brandon

    brandon Striker

    Champion, stay away from this thread aswell then ;)
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  7. Marcosplace

    Marcosplace Striker

    Are you you more knowledgeable and classy than pit village idiots?
  8. spitfire

    spitfire Striker

    I will be there. Heading up from the smoke for the day
  9. jamieboy

    jamieboy Midfield

    yes sir
  10. Cardboard Warrior

    Cardboard Warrior Full Back

    When we were Young we'd go and March with the band from the pit to the bus then follow them to durham. The only thing I remember is the big fairground nothing else. Then after we would watch all the bands and the banners marching thru Durham then go home on the bus. Never realised it's just a political gathering at all.

    Serious question is there any point to it now ??? There aren't any pits and times have moved on since the union days back then.
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  11. Mackem DJ

    Mackem DJ Striker

    Embrace and accept it & your life will be better mate.
  12. Cosmopolitan

    Cosmopolitan Winger

    Never been but planning on going, what's the actual craic? What time do the speeches started and where?
  13. davoak

    davoak Striker

    :lol:you be queuing up outside for greggs opening up by then man
  14. socrates

    socrates Striker

    Its called tradition. Lest we forget.

    Iwent to my first one around 1956 and there could be as many as 250k people in Durham on the day. Mostly working class unionists.
  15. brandon

    brandon Striker

    It isn't exactly. Granted the phrases 'labour movement' and 'socialism' will be mentioned loads, but it in essence can be anything you want it to be.

    If your town/village have a banner then it can be just about your community. Even if the pits have long since closed you can still celebrate the tradition and heritage of it all.

    Decent article here, in the FT (of all places) about it - https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.ft.com/content/a804d2f0-478c-11e7-8d27-59b4dd6296b8 - note the bit where it says that the event is growing in interest despite the fact the miners are slowly dwindling in number.
  16. Barboza dh9

    Barboza dh9 Winger

    Had a mince pie from Gregg's at Whickam this morning cheeky twat
  17. Eddie Hitler

    Eddie Hitler Striker

    You sound shit scared there mate :lol:
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  18. niknak_123

    niknak_123 Striker

    Drinking from 0730 watching Lions so should be an interesting day
  19. Occam's Razor

    Occam's Razor Striker

    Why isn't there a gala for non-miners?
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  20. It's lost it's real purpose which was community spirit and togethness

    Back in the day was a outing of real purpose and community spirit, dont thing that is the case now.

    Don't mean to be disrepectful, but there is simply no point to it now
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2017
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