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Durham Miner's Gala

An event in July in County Durham
Racecourse and Streets
Durham
County Durham
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This politcal gathering, held on the second or sometimes the third Saturday in July, dates back to 1871. The roll-call of speakers at the gala is a who's who of British trade unionism and leftist politicians.

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On this day:
The Battle of Basing - 0871, 1st British Colonists reach New Zealand - 1840, Spanish Steamer Sinks SS Northfleet - 1873, Battle of Isandlwana - 1879, Queen Victoria dies - 1901, Ramsay MacDonald becomes Britain's 1st Labour PM - 1924, BBC Broadcasts 1st live Football Commentary - 1927, Public Sector Strike Begins - 1979, Space Invaders Hit UK - 1979
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