Spennymoor to host Miners Day

Spennymoor to host Miners Day

Thursday Mar 14, 2019

Moors to host a Miners Day ahead of our visit to Brewery Field

Spennymoor Town has joined forces with Durham Miners’ Association to celebrate the area’s mining heritage ahead of their fixture against the Reds on 23rd March.

With both of our towns having a strong mining history, this will be marked by a number of activities at the Vanarama National League North match.

Lady Elsie Robson, who has been a keen ambassador for the North East’s mining heritage, will be the guest of honour at the match, which is also being supported by some of the region’s business leaders including Ammar Mirza CBE and Great Annual Savings Group Chief Executive Brad Groves.

Admission prices for the game have been reduced and Reds fans are being encouraged to come to the game wearing flat caps. Spennymoor's academy children will march on the pitch holding historical mining banners from Durham Miners’ Association, accompanied by a miners’ band, and there will also be a memorabilia display in the match day marquee, to which supporters are welcome to contribute.

Collections will be held at the match for “The Marras” Friends of Durham Miners’ Gala, which runs the famous annual celebration of community spirit.

Tony Wilson, Managing Director of Spennymoor Town FC, said:

“There are many passionate former miners and relatives of miners in Spennymoor. We’re working with Durham Miners’ Association in a few different areas and Miners’ Day is going to be a great way to mark that publicly."

“The Alfreton game stood out as a great opportunity as they too are a former mining town. We look forward to the day and we hope both sets of supporters get behind the idea. It will make for some unique photos around the ground and evoke some nostalgia with a crowd full of flat caps."

Tickets are not required and supporters can pay on entry. Admission details have been priced at £10 for adults, £8 for over 60s, £3 for under 18s and under 10s are free with a paying adult. 

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