With Banners Held High: 26 photos that show pride and solidarity on Wakefield march

Hundreds of people decended on Wakefield on Saturday to celebrate the district's rich mining heritage.

By James Carney
Monday, 20th May 2019, 2:09 pm
Updated Monday, 20th May 2019, 3:09 pm
Hundreds of people showed their support.
Hundreds of people showed their support.

Colours representing the district’s collieries were marched through the streets of the city as part of the With Banners Held High festival. Last year’s parade was the first time since the dying days of the coal mining industry that the banners were carried through Wakefield.

With Banners Held High Parade.
The Mayor of Wakefield and Mary Creagh MP showed their support.

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Banners were waved through the city.
The Stillingfleet Branch join the parade.
National Union of Mineworkers.
The Women of County Durham.
No justice, no peace banner.
The Castleford and Yorkshire Women Against State Pension Injustice.
The WASPI women.
Banners Held High parade through Wakefield.
The Wakefield District Branch join the parade.
Banners Held High.
The support for this year's parade was fantastic.
The Party wave their flag.
MPs Tracy Brabin and Mary Creagh.
Workers united.
People of all ages showed their support.
The Leeds City Branch.
The message was clear.
There is so much support for the event.
NHS Uprising banner.
Incorporating the Variety Artistes Federation.
Women at the Heart of Socialism.
It was a colourful and musical day.
There were dozens of banners at the parade.
The Mayor of Wakefield showed his support for the parade.