Discussion in 'SMB' started by brandon, Jul 1, 2017.
Saturday 8 July
Oh Jeremy Corbyn
The only thing Jamie will be shooting, is his load, into some bog roll
Not up? he is from Gilesgate end iirc
Ah fuck @davoak the Cragheed band will be playing there tunes 7-00 next Saturday morning
wont be anywhere near the big meeting. pit village idiots day out to the big city, its absolutley shite
Champion, stay away from this thread aswell then
Are you you more knowledgeable and classy than pit village idiots?
I will be there. Heading up from the smoke for the day
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.
Embrace and accept it & your life will be better mate.
Never been but planning on going, what's the actual craic? What time do the speeches started and where?
you be queuing up outside for greggs opening up by then man
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.
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.
Had a mince pie from Gregg's at Whickam this morning cheeky twat
You sound shit scared there mate
Drinking from 0730 watching Lions so should be an interesting day
Why isn't there a gala for non-miners?
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
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