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.


  • Improvement programme

    Improvement programme

    Hundreds of homes across County Durham are to be upgraded as DAMHA embarks on an improvement programme valued at almost £1 million. Over the next 12 months, starting from April 2018, we are carrying out a variety of work on around 500 of our properties in areas such as Easington, Seaham, Horden, Consett and Durham. […]

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  • Young bookworms

    Young bookworms

    Young bookworms at a County Durham primary school now have even more to read following a donation by DAMHA. In December, children from Cestria Primary School in Chester-le-Street sang to people attending our  annual residents’ forum. They made such an impression that, to show our gratitude, we subsequently donated £50 to the school. The money has been used […]

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  • New affordable homes

    New affordable homes

    Construction work has begun on new affordable homes  in County Durham. In a £2.7 million investment, DAMHA is building 19, two bedroom bungalows on Abbey Drive overlooking Sunniside Methodist Church. The layout of the Abbey Drive scheme has been orientated to give residents both security, with gable bay windows overlooking footpaths, and a ‘green’ feel with generous […]

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  • Great British Bake Off

    Great British Bake Off

    One of our residents, Sue Lewis, came tantalisingly close to appearing on the The Great British Bake Off. Here’s her story.   Sue Lewis lives in one of our Aged Miners Homes in Lumley, near Chester-le-Street. She only took up baking as a hobby around four years ago, but as you will see from the […]

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  • Our Residents

    Good neighbours

    A couple described as being “the best thing that has happened to us” have been recognised for being good neighbours. John and Judith Bulmer were recently awarded the Durham Aged Mineworkers’ Homes Association (DAMHA) Good Neighbour of the Year award. The couple, who live at, Chopwell, Newcastle, were the overwhelming choice of judges, who sifted […]

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  • A medal fit for a hero

    A medal fit for a hero

    DAMHA resident Alec Wigham has received a medal fit for a hero. Alex this year, along with other veterans, received the French medal ‘Ordre National de la Legion d’honneur’ – France’s highest honour for his role in the Normandy landings. Not surprisingly, given the mayhem and horror he must have witnessed, Alec doesn’t remember everything […]

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  • Christmas cheer

    Vouchers bring Christmas cheer

    Some early Christmas cheer was brought to over 120 nonagenarians who each received £25 from DAMHA and the Almshouse Association. Every year, we present each resident who is aged 90 and over on the 25th December with Marks and Spencer gift voucher. This year, we presented 123 vouchers to our residents living across the North East. […]

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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