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  • Laying the foundations

    Laying the foundations

    A few years ago, we revealed that our aged miners’ homes in Marsden Road in South Shields were to be replicated as part of a new 1950s town planned by Beamish Museum. We are delighted to report that the foundations for the homes are now set up to be laid in early 2020 as the […]

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  • Good neighbour of the year

    Good neighbour of the year

    Following a record number of nominations, Geordie Tilley was the overwhelming choice of the judges in DAMHA’s 2019 Good Neighbour of the Year competition. The 71-year-old who lives in one of DAMHA’s homes at Ramsey Terrace, Delves Lane, Consett, in was nominated by many of his neighbours. Marion Haytack said: “He is always looking out […]

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  • Mining museum

    Mining museum

    Possessions belonging to a former mines rescue worker are now on display in a popular County Durham mining museum. In 2018, DAMHA was proud to have been presented with a ceremonial helmet that Harry Vayro was given when he became a mines rescue worker in Crook in 1952. The helmet was given to us by […]

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  • Christmas


    Christmas came early for over 100 of DAMHA residents who were aged 90 or over during 2019. Each year, we hand out £25 of gift vouchers to any of its residents who become, or who are already, nonagenerians. In 2019, DAMHA provided 125 vouchers. The Almshouse Association gives £15 and we added £10, so in […]

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  • Tribute to soldiers

    Tribute to soldiers

    Children at a local primary school are paying their own tribute to soldiers who died fighting for their country, including those from the region’s mining community. As part of an ongoing link between Durham Aged Mineworkers’ Homes Association (DAMHA) and Cestria Primary School, children in year 2 have made poppies which are now on display […]

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  • Golfers


    Golfers put residents to the ‘fore’ when they took part in DAMHA’s annual golf day recently. Staged in memory of former DAMHA Chief Executive Gordon Gray, a keen golfer who died in 2017, this year’s event saw eight teams of four players teeing off at Beamish Golf Club. There was a cash prize and trophy […]

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  • Pot plant competition

    Pot plant competition

    We are delighted to reveal the winner of our 2019 pot plant competition. When it takes three hours to water the plants, you know you are talking about someone who takes real pride in their garden. And in Alex Hardy’s case it’s not just his garden, but the gardens of his neighbours that he also […]

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