We are Redhills Durham

the future
we build

We will harness our living heritage to revitalise our Durham Coalfield communities.

what is redhills durham?

  The past we inherit, the future we build: Redhills Durham has been constituted as a charity to serve as stewards of Redhills Durham Miners Hall on behalf of Durham Coalfield communities. We have a clear mission to harness our living heritage to revitalise our coalfield communities, we will do this by:

Re-establishing Redhills as a focal point for the living heritage and culture of County Durham’s coalfield communities. 

Revitalising and reactivating County Durham’s Coalfield communities.

Reach beyond County Durham to extend and deepen conntections, impact and learning.

Our offer at durham miners hall

A Centre of Education, heritage and culture for Durham Coalfield communities

Redhills Durham Miners Hall will become a hub of cultural activity, where community groups can meet, brass bands and choirs of the county can perform, and artistic talent can showcase their work.

The 60 banner groups that proudly maintain their Durham Coalfield communities’ colours and parade them every year at the Miners’ Gala will have a shared home. We’re incredibly lucky to have the support of many trades unions, trusts and foundations and our funders, including our primary funders: National Heritage Lottery Fund, Durham Miners Association and Durham County Council.



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Our Latest news

Read the latest news from The Redhills Charity to keep up-to-date with our community programmes and our revitalisation of Redhills Durham Miners Hall

Left Book Club Reading Group at People’s Bookshop

Left Book Club Reading Group at People’s Bookshop

Jointly organised by Redhills and People's Bookshop. The Left Book Club Reading Group will meet bi-monthly at People's Bookshop in Durham. 31st January The Death of The Left: why we must begin from the beginning again by Simon Winlow and Steve Hall Both events...

Blue plaque unveiled for John Forman

Blue plaque unveiled for John Forman

A blue plaque has been unveiled on the house once lived in by John Forman - who was one of the men instrumental in the formation of the Durham Miners Association in the late 1800s. John Forman (1823-1900) was born in Northumberland in 1823 and began coal mining as a...

Flass Well excavation

Flass Well excavation

Friends of Flass Vale, parish councillors and representatives from Redhills Durham have marked the restoration of a historic Well on Flass Lane, within Durham City. Flass Well is shown on the 1861 Ordinance Survey Map. No structure was detected, suggesting that it was...

Coal Face in Washington

Coal Face in Washington

A new exhibition of photography and stories from Washington Miners is open in Washington F Pit for the duration of September.

Inspiring creative action that shares and celebrates our culture and builds pride, confidence and hope for the future

Our community programmes are kindly supported by:


Redhills, through partnership working, is committed to providing brass opportunities for young people, which celebrate the coalfield culture we have enjoyed for so many years. 

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