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Where Is It ? – Ushaw Moor Colliery Banner

Ushaw Moor Colliery Banner

Ushaw Moor Colliery Banner

Had some requests about the Ushaw Moor Coliery Banner.

Wondered if anyone knew of it’s location ?

Is there any plans of trying to restore it ?

Wonder what sort of state it’s in.

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  1. Peter Clarke
    December 17, 2011 at 12:58 am

    Fairly sure its kept in the catholic club adjacent to St Josephs Church.

  2. December 17, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Thanks for that Peter, no one seems to know “for sure” where it is.

  3. Peter Clarke
    December 19, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Well I last saw the banner in the parish hall about 2005 on the occassion of the funeral of Derek Isles, the banner was in good condition having been restored. Today I have been in contact with Bill Lough of the Durham Miners Association ( who own the banner ), and their General Secretary Dave Hopper. Mr Hopper states that the banner was loaned to the Ushaw Moor Catholic Church about 2003 and he is making enquiries to verify that it is still being held by the church.

  4. badpunter
    December 19, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Last time i seen it, it was in the old workmans club, hanging on the wall.. about a year before it was demolished..

  5. andrew webster
    December 19, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    peter ,can you tell me where derek isles is buried? he was my uncle,i had very limited contact with him from 1987 onwards after i joined the navy.many thanks.andy webster. andyw_25@hotmail.com

  6. Peter Clarke
    December 20, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Just established that Derek died 2003 so I have obviously seen the banner shortly after it was received by the Church.

  7. December 21, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Latest info on the banner from the Facebook Page.

    From:

    W Davis It is held at the Sir Bobby Robson Centre at Durham Community Business College

  8. Peter Clarke
    December 21, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Yes this morning I received a telephone call from Mr Kevin McMann representing St Joseph’s Church who said the banner was initially being held by the church but has been moved to the Bobby Robson Centre.

  9. Peter Clarke
    January 11, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    The banner is in reception contained in a glass case and available for all to view.

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