• Friends in high places

    Friends in high places

    Having friends in high places has its advantages, as DAMHA discovered when we got a special mention in the House of Lords. At the end of last tear Baroness Warwick, who is Chair of the National Housing Federation, referenced the Association in a debate in the House of Lords on almshouses, of which we are […]

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  • New affordable housing

    New affordable housing

    Residents at a new affordable housing scheme in a village close to Sunderland are getting an electrifying experience! That’s because Durham Aged Mineworkers’ Homes Association (DAMHA) has named its latest development Edison Close after the inventor of the lightbulb Thomas Edison and because the new homes are close to Voltage Terrace, Philadelphia. The Association has […]

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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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  • 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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  • memorial bench

    Memorial bench

    A DAMHA resident who campaigned for a memorial bench to remember miners buried in a County Durham village cemetery has had his wish granted – 25 years after first making the request. Carter Johnson was delighted when, completely out of the blue, he was told recently that Durham County Council had installed a bench in […]

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  • Golf day

    Golf day

    Our annual golf takes place on Friday 9th August and DAMHA would like to invite individuals/businesses to take part. The event, which raised money for our Residents’ Welfare Fund, will once again be staged at Beamish Golf Club and will involve teams of four players. The competition will use the Stableford format, with the best […]

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  • Tea-time club

    Tea-time club

    A monthly tea-time club set up by Rutherford House ConciergeBarbara Smith continues to go from strength to strength with residents, their families and members of the community now regularly sitting down to a two-course meal for the crazy price of just £1. Meals like spaghetti bolagnese, shepherds pie and sausage and chips are prepared by […]

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