We are delighted to announce that Burradon Community Primary School has agreed to be our 3rd school in the start-up project, beginning in Sept 2016, and we are looking forward to bringing brass music back to the village.
Burradon is another ex-pit village and, like most such villages, had it’s own brass band – the Burradon Colliery Band (aka Burradon and Weetslade band) sadly folded in the 1970s.
We are supported by the Burradon and Camperdown Forum, a local community group who are behind the project to restore the Burradon Colliery banner, a replica of which will be paraded at this year’s Durham Miners Gala with the Backworth Colliery Band! The original, restored banner will be unveiled in the School in September and will hang permanently in the school hall.
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