Miners Gala 2009 - Who's going

Discussion in 'The Auditorium - Concert Details' started by Nat, May 9, 2009.

  1. Nat

    Nat Member

    Durham miners gala

    i have been told a bit of disturbing news and was wondering if anyone else had heard this either from thier banner village or the council, but ive been told that there has been a new road traffic law that means we cant march in our village as we normally would before going on to durham or if we do the police wont close down the road like they normally would.
    can anyone give me an insight or tell me something about this?
    Thanks
    Nat
     
  2. old warrior

    old warrior New Member

    The Police are not obliged to close off any road for any parade etc.

    It is not their responsibility to provide any excorts. If you request that they do provide you with escorts you may be recharged for this service.

    The only way to clear this up is to ask you local police what their policy is as it does vary from one police force to another.
     
  3. michellegarbutt

    michellegarbutt Supporting Member

    we were told this a few years ago. When we checked with the Police they said it was fine for us to march through the village. They wouldn't close the road for us or provide an escort and we had to have marshalls wearing the high visability jackets. I would advise you to contact Redhills (the NUM headquarters in Durham). They were very helpful to us when we had this situation
     
  4. Nat

    Nat Member

    thanks guys i will ask and hopefully solve this soon :D
     
  5. slider

    slider Member

    Which Banner are you taking in? - I guess its Backworth. I've just put a nearly complete list of all the bands and banners on the westoeband web site.
     
  6. slider

    slider Member

    Westoe Band are leading a new Westoe Lodge Banner this year and have had a few events to show the banner already. As part of the project I'm trying to compile a complete list of the Bands and Banners attending the 2009 Gala. So far I've got over 30 listed on www.westoeband.co.uk. If you have any corrections or additions let me know.
    Kirbymoorside (Band)
    Blackhall (Banner)
    Esh Winning
    Bear Park
    Drighlington
    Greenside
    Billingham Brass
    Chopwell
    Dunston Brass
    Leasingthorne
    Strata Brass
    Washington "F" Pit
    Felling Band
    Houghton
    Shepherds Brass
    Silksworth
    Ashington
    Ryhope
    Dobross Silver Band
    Boldon
    Holme Silver Band
    Durham Aged Miners
    Carlton Main
    Hordon
    Pittington
    Vane Tempest
    Newton Aycliffe Pipe Band
    Dawdon
    Easington
    Easington
    Trimdon Concert Brass
    Seaham
    Broughton Brass (NUM Band)
    NUM Durham Area
    Langbaugh Brass
    Coxhoe Drift
    Reg Vardy
    East Hetton
    Peterlee
    Wheatley Hill
    Fishburn
    FishburnFerryhill Town Band
    Mainsforth
    Wetherby
    Chilton
    Leyburn
    Crookhall
    Handon Hold
    Uppermill
    Marsden Silver
    Herrington
    Buckhaven & Methil Colliery Band
    Thornley
    Westoe Brass Band
    Westoe
    Spennymoor Band
    Spennymoor Collieries
    Murton Band
    Murton Backworth Collieries Band
    Backworth
     
  7. welsh_tenor

    welsh_tenor Member

    Hiya,

    Cwmaman Institute Silver Band are also going representing South Wales.

    Quick plug too..... we're still in need of a few basses so if anyone fancies a blow then get in touch!

    Thanks
     
  8. kerrytoy

    kerrytoy New Member

    Maltby Miners' Welfare are going
     
  9. slider

    slider Member

    let me know the name of Band and Banner you're leading in. If its your first trip to Gala you're in for a treat (especially if it rains)
     
  10. kerrytoy

    kerrytoy New Member

    its Maltby Miners Welfare Band, i think we will be leading Maltby Collierys banner. This will be the 5th or 6th year we have been
     
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  12. Your right . As one of the last deep mines left in Britain we will be there with the Maltby Colliery NUM Banner. If you see us come and say hi . I wil proudly be holding the banner.

    Nick Harris
    Brighouse and Rastrick and Maltby NUM Branch secretary
     
  13. michellegarbutt

    michellegarbutt Supporting Member

    Murton Colliery band are going and leading in our own banner as usual and I believe Backworth are going, however, I have never heard of Murton Backworth Collierys band. Are you sure you haven't made an error here?
     
  14. slider

    slider Member

    Just been informed that Rockingham Band from Barnsley are attending but don’t know which banner they’re taking in.
     
  15. slider

    slider Member

    And Chester-le- Street Riverside NAS/UWT Band (with Youth Band) taking in the NAS/ UWT Banner
     
  16. Thirteen Ball

    Thirteen Ball Active Member

    Yorkshire Co-op are going to be there, escorting Crookhall Lodge banner.

    Pray for clear skies everyone!!
     
  17. I think Broughtons Band also take in the banner from South Hetton Colliery.
     
  18. slider

    slider Member

    I've got Broughtons down for the NUM Durham Area Banner - I've heard there is a new Banner for South Hetton, so are Broughtons taking in two banners?
     
  19. The Cornet King

    The Cornet King Active Member

    Marsden will be there, and apparently we have had a similar issue in regard to marching in our village prior to going to Durham.
    And having seen the latest weather forecast, it looks like Whit Friday all over again...oh joy.

    I just hope they are wrong again, cause its one of the best do's of the year.
     
  20. slider

    slider Member

    Thanks for letting me know Marsden will be there, I've got you on the list as taking in Herrington Banner. Is that right?
    Also do you know of any bands coming down from Scotland ?
     
  21. The Cornet King

    The Cornet King Active Member

    Spot on mate, we take New Herrington's Banner.
    No idea of bands coming from Scotland I'm afraid. I seem to remember of banner having a band of Bagpipers last year, so Scotland would appear to be represented somewhere, not sure by who though!
     
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