SDVT Banner Fund
is a charitable trust registered with the Charity
Commission for England and Wales.Trust Deed dated 22 December
Further details of our charitable status can be found on the internet
at the Charity
Commission web site
Registration Number: 1084928
We are NOT just about the renewal and conservation of Seaham's old mining
banners from Seaham, Dawdon & Vane Tempest lodges, though that
is an important aspect of our aims. Our Mission is: "To advance the education of the public, in the County of Durham and
the surrounding areas, in matters relating to industrial heritage and history
in the mining industry including musical aspects."
Though we are based in Seaham and our focus will be on Seaham's collieries,
banners and heritage our work will, wherever possible contribute to the wider
heritage of County Durham and the surrounding area.
Who are we? Basically, we are a group of people who have between us
a good understanding of the mining history and wider heritage of Seaham and
the County of Durham. We are are all proud to have in some small way
been a part of that heritage and we have an appreciation of the value of
our heritage to our community and in particular to our children.
The founder Trustees are pictured below but in recent years we have
been inviting others to join us as (non-trustee) members. We hope our
numbers will continue to grow in this way.
We also see our work being enhanced by working with partner groups and this
is also an area which is actively being expanded.
SDVT Banner Fund Trustees
Pictured above (left to right):
Alan Johnson (Dawdon NUM)
Cllr Alan Fenwick (Dawdon NUM, Trustee)
Cllr Charles Walker
Bill Pinkney (Dawdon NUM, Trustee)
Cllr Ron Meir (Seaham NUM, Trust Treasurer)
Dr Eddie Mason (Chairman of Trustees)
Tom Race (Seaham NUM, Trustee)
Cllr Albert Nugent (Vane Tempest NUM, Secretary
Cllr Bill Peardon (Seaham NUM, Trustee)
Malcolm Smith (Vane Tempest NUM, Trustee)
Ray Sutherland (Vane Tempest NUM, Trustee)
Tony Mitchell (Vane Tempest NUM, Trustee)