For more than a century, Redhills has been the home of the Durham Miners’ Association (DMA), playing a central role in the lives of the people of the Durham Coalfield. Today, the DMA wants Redhills to serve future generations as a vital centre of education, heritage, and culture.
“The marble-floored lobby of Redhills no longer resounds to the clatter of delegate’s studded brogues; arguments in pitmatic no longer thunder along the solid oak rows of the Miners’ Hall, where each colliery lodge has its own numbered seats. The hall is a brilliant jewel embedded in this fine building. Anyone who cares about the industrial heritage of Britain should fervently hope that English Heritage’s Grade II listing will protect it forever.” - Peter Crookston, journalist and author of ‘The Pitmen’s Requiem’ in 2010.
Redhills CIO is a newly established charity set up to preserve the historic Durham Miners Hall and promote the culture and heritage of the Durham coalfield for the benefit of communities across the North East of England. The CIO will take forward the NLHF funded, £7.25m Redhills Revealed project, centred on the conservation and renewal of Grade II listed Durham Miners Hall, also known as the ‘Pitman’s Parliament’.