The #DurhamMiners Association was founded at a meeting in the Market Tavern #OnThisDay in 1869.

Within six years, the first miners hall was opened in the city's North Road.

By 1913, the union’s membership had grown to more than 150,000, and the DMA needed a new home. (1/3)
Work was completed on 'The New Hall and Offices of the Durham Miners' Association' in October 1915. It became known as 'Redhills'.

The mission begun at the Market Tavern continued at Redhills. (2/4)
A pioneering social system expanded across the county, providing education, health care, leisure facilities and more - enabling a vibrant and unique culture to flourish. (3/4)
With the support of the @HeritageFundNOR, the DMA is progressing its plans for the restoration & renewal of Redhills as a centre from culture, education & heritage - to provide a legacy for all those who’ve gone before, & a platform & inspiration for generations to come. (4/4)

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20 Nov
Jack Greenwell - Durham miner and the longest-serving manager in the history of @FCBarcelona.

While manager of @SantaFe, he died in Bogota #OnThisDay in 1942.

Born in Crook in 1884, he began his working life alongside his father at the local colliery. (1/7)
Born in Crook in 1884, he began his working life alongside his father at the local colliery.

He played for @crooktown_afc and as a guest player in the @westaucklandfc side that won the ‘first world cup’. (2/7)
Spotted by legendary FC Barcelona President Joan Gamper, Greenwell signed for the club and move to Catalonia in 1912. He played for Barca 88 times, winning two league titles. (3/7)
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