Not so grim up north

Shirland band were proud and honoured to be able to lead the Monkwearmouth banner at the Durham miners gala during a fabulous weekend away in the north east.

Durham Miners Gala 2015

Shirland Band representing Monkwearmouth at the Durham Miners Gala 2015

In addition to taking part in these historic celebrations we also visited The George at Piercebridge, home of the actual Grandfathers Clock and took the opportunity here to present Marie Fawbert Smith with a well deserved long service award.