To conserve and display local miners' lodge banners and raise awareness of their heritage in the local communityWhy the community needs us
Bowburn's banners are an object of pride in the village's mining heritage and an important way to bring the community together in celebration of that heritageOur impact on the community
Two Bowburn Mines Lodge banners repaired & conserved, plus two new community banners produced - Centenary Banner & Children's Banner. Also Tursdale banner on loan. All displayed in Bowburn Community Centre, three in cases made out of pews from local church. Banners regularly appear in exhibitions, remembrance services and parades, and at Durham Miners' Gala. Fundraising helps cover maintenance & insurance, brass band costs and local community engagement in the Gala & other banner activities.