How to magnify web pages?

All modern browsers support scaling of screen resolution to allow users to enlarge the content of the webpage being viewed to be zoomed up and down to suit their needs.


Zoom in

To zoom into the webpage making all the content larger hold Ctrl (Control key) and press the (plus) + key.

Zoom out

To zoom out of the webpage making all the content smaller hold Ctrl (Control key) and press the (minus) - key.

Reset scale

To return the page to it′s standard magnification hold Ctrl (Control key) and press the (zero) 0 key.

Apple Mac

The same proceedures are used on Apple Macs but Ctrl is replaced by the Command key.


  • A marriage made in lockdown

    Proud mum and DAMHA resident Sybil Mills was super excited about marriage of her daughter Alison to her fiancée Robert Sheard. The couple had chosen 1st August 2020 as the date for their wedding which was to be held at St Paul’s Church in Waterhouses, with the reception taking place at Waterhouses Community Centre and […]

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  • By the bucketful

    By the bucketful

    A man who carries 50 buckets of water through his house to ensure his garden is in perfect condition has won DAMHA’s annual gardening competition. Bill Scott’s garden in East Rainton was the overwhelming choice of people who voted in an online poll we set up for our 2020 Pot Plant/Gardening Competition. The 82-year-old’s display […]

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  • Beating around the bush

    Beating around the bush

    There was no beating around the bush when a group consisting mostly of DAMHA residents rallied round to help an animal sanctuary on the other side of the world. Earlier this year, Shirley and Ron Read, from Dean Bank, Ferryhill, were preparing to head to Australia for a holiday and to visit their family. Upset […]

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  • Born to be a miner

    Born to be a miner

    Like many men growing up in County Durham’s coalfield communities in the 20th century, Gordon Parkin was born to be a miner. Gordon was born in his grandmother’s house in Easington Colliery on a sweltering hot summer’s day on 6th August 1949. The country was still recovering from the effects of the Second World War, […]

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  • Personal welfare services

    CISWO support

    A charity which provides free support to former coal miners and their families are continuing to provide its personal welfare services to DAMHA residents during the Covid-19 outbreak. The Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation (CISWO) is also accepting referrals from individuals themselves, family members and other agencies. The charity’s free and confidential service includes: Assistance […]

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  • Houghton-le-Spring


    People have begun moving into DAMHA’s new, £2.7 million affordable housing scheme in Houghton-le-Spring – it’s first in the Sunderland area for 24 years. We have built a total of 19 homes on a site at Abbey Drive, overlooking Sunniside Methodist Church. All the homes have been let to local people and among the first […]

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  • Board structure

    Board structure

    DAMHA has overhauled its board structure as part of its drive to become the best provider of retirement homes in the North East of England. Following an 18-month process, we recently unveiled our new Board of Trustees. The Board replaces the our Executive Committee structure, bringing us into line with the vast majority of other […]

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Media Contact

Journalists wanting more information on Durham Aged Mineworkers’ Homes Association can contact Neil Shaefer on 07732 210262 or email