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Help!! Save Seghill's Miners Gala

Funded on Spacehive 14 June 2023

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Help!! Save Seghill's Miners Gala

Seghill Community Gala By Seghill Community Gala

Seghill Gala has been a traditional annual event in Seghill village since 1911 and is one of the few remaining miners' Galas in the country.

Seghill Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 14 Jun 2023!

This festival has been a celebration of South Northumberland village life giving the community in Seghill village and beyond the opportunity to get together. The Gala is a modern event with a respectful nod to our past, including Seghill's historic mining heritage that helped establish our village. After difficult covid years we intend to resurrect the Seghill Community Gala so that everyone who comes along can have tons of fun!! 2023 will mark the 100th Gala actually taking place as an outdoor event at our Welfare field, as some years were missed due to World Wars and most recently covid restrictions. We want to revive the Seghill Gala so that future generations of the village can experience the community spirit and take part in traditions that have fallen away over the last few years; such as the much-loved Gala parade through the centre of Seghill. We will help support local groups and businesses, spend time with friends and family and honor our mining past. Whats not to love?

What we'll deliver:

  • Hire 2 large Marquees
  • Stage and sound equipment hire
  • Bouncy castle hire

Why it's a great idea:

Seghill miners Gala is a community gathering for everyone; young and older in Seghill village, Seaton Valley, and beyond. However, bringing this celebration to our area is a journey that goes SO much further than the one 'BIG day' itself. We have many community events planned to help bring the Gala back better than ever as last years eagerly anticipated celebration, after a 2 year covid break, was a slightly disapointing, lacklustre affair. The natural spin-off of a successful Gala day is a growing community spirit and pride. The enthusiasm and passion many local people have shown to help deliver the Gala has been amazing. The wonderful past accounts fondly remembered, the Mam's who want their children to experience Gala day as they did, the sadness that Seghill miners Gala may be no more, have already galvanized residents to rally together and with your help get this show on the road.

Steps to get it done:

  • Pay for the road closure
  • Hire 2 Marquees (or more funds permitting)
  • Hire a marching Band for the parade
  • Hire a stage with sound equipment
  • Funfair
  • Childrens entertainment including bouncy castle

Seghill Community Gala group is a new committee that is hoping to re-establish our glorious Gala (pronunced locally as Gayla btw) with the help from the outgoing group. We hope to make the Gala as sustainable as possible and have invited local environmental groups along on the day. Seghill village is surrounded by wonderful countryside with the Seaton Burn running through it,

Location Seghill

About the space

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Northumberland Council

How will the money be spent?Total £11,186

road closure - £2,400 (21%)
stage/bouncy castle etc hire - £1,900 (17%)
marquee hire x 1 - £1,200 (11%)
Marquee - £799 (7%)
Drummed in drumming band - £600 (5%)
medical cover - £550 (5%)
nisbets catering tableware - £519 (5%)
funfair - £500 (4%)
childrens games - £443 (4%)
piping band hire - £400 (4%)
Other - £1,875 (17%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

road closure
stage/bouncy castle etc hire
marquee hire x 1
Drummed in drumming band
medical cover
nisbets catering tableware
childrens games
piping band hire
Other Read More
  • scout hut hire
  • ropes and stakes
  • catering food warmers
  • Spacehive fees
  • table and chair hire
  • insurance
  • marching banner
  • Drumming band
  • VAT
  • Transaction fees


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Contingency for the project to protect against price fluctuation
  • Next Years Gala
  • A bigger Marquee

Total £11,186

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