The Durham Miners Gala is over for another year - but you can catch up with the best bits in our highlights video of the Big Meeting.

Our Durham Miners Gala video brings you the best of the annual event from 2019, which saw tens of thousands of visitors head into Durham to join in the day.

Lining the route to cheer on the brass bands and banners, the visitors made the most of the ever-popular Durham event.

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In our Durham Miners Gala video you can catch up with some of the Big Meeting highlights, from the brass bands and banners marching from the Durham Marketplace down to Elvet bridge, performing their party pieces in front of the dignitaries on the balcony of the Royal County Hotel, and onwards to the Durham Racecourse.

You can also hear from Stephen Guy, executive member for Durham Miners Association, who explains how the Durham Miners Gala and the communities it represents have revived over the last few decades from the dark days following the mine closures.

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The day began as always with the Durham Miners Gala banners and brass bands gathering early in the morning at various locations across the city, with the main meeting point being Durham Marketplace.

They then set off to converge near Old Elvet and then take it in turns to play their party piece to the waiting dignitaries at the County Hotel.

The Gala guests on the balcony for 2019 included shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry and shadow business energy and industrial strategy secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey, as well as film director Ken Loach, who also gave a reading at the Durham Cathedral Miners Gala service and procession.

The blessing of the banners at the Durham Miners Gala service, in Durham Cathedral, is a highlight of the annual Big Meeting.

Each year, several banners are picked to take part in the Durham Cathedral Miners Gala service and 2019 was the turn of three new banners: the new Durham Miners Association banner, the Horden banner, and the Blackhall banner.

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