The Durham University Working Class Students Association will march at the Durham Miners Gala for the first time in 2019.
The Durham University Working Class Students Association will be joining in the Durham Miners Gala 2019 and have been painting their own banner in order to take part.
The new Durham University Working Class Students Association banner was created following their first annual working class history month, which focused on the history and ongoing work of the Durham Miners' Association.
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The Durham University Working Class Students Association will be meeting on the day of the Durham Miners Gala at 8.30am between the bottom of Flass Street and the Bridge Hotel.
Durham Miners Association secretary Alan Mardghum said: "We've been working with the university to help ensure Durham is a welcoming city for all students regardless of their class background, and that the heritage, culture and values of our communities are treated with respect.
"These young working-class people have taken a lead and self organised to educate their fellow students and provide each other with solidarity. We thank them for creating such a positive response and look forward to welcoming them to the 135th Durham Miners Gala."
Outgoing Working Class Students Association president Neve Ovenden said: "It is a huge honour for us march at the Big Meeting, and show our solidarity with the Durham miners.
"We hope students and non-students alike will join us on the day for this great celebration of unity and working class pride."
Durham Miners Gala has continued to grow over the years, with more than 200,000 people going to Durham for the 2018 event.
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