“Established by the Durham Miners’ Association (DMA) in 1871, the Gala was for more than a century paid for by the working miners of the county.” – Fundraising Appeal for 2019 Durham Miners’ Gala Posted 22 January 2019.
The Friends of The Durham Miners’ Gala Limited was incorporated on 21 January 2015 to secure the future of the event. The Annual Gala is now funded by that company and its supporters. The company has a complement of officers including a company secretary and a number of directors.
The Durham Miners’ Association was incorporated on 22 November 2017 and now also has a complement of officers including a company secretary and a number of directors.
It has been a great privilege to serve the miners and be part of the growth and consolidation of the Annual Gala since having been first asked to assist by Dave Hopper, the late General Secretary of the Durham Miners’ Association in May 2015. Now that the foundations have been laid for the future organisation of the Annual Gala it is time to move on and assist others who may need help and support.
All good wishes are extended to the Durham Miners for the future success of the Annual Gala.
“The Past We Inherit, The Future We Build”
(Durham Miners’ Association Motto)