- Tyne Tees
Members of the Durham Miners association have met to discuss how they will mark the day of Baroness Thatcher's funeral, which is set to take place next Wednesday.
Members from across County Durham said they would honour a promise they made in the 1980s - when the association was formed - to celebrate the death of the former Prime Minister, but denied accusations that the plans are in bad taste.
David Hopper, from Durham Miners' Association, told ITV News that they had received a lot of support for their plans.
Baroness Thatcher was honoured with a ceremonial funeral at St Paul's Cathedral in the presence of the Queen and dignitaries.
If there were protests, they certainly did not disrupt Baroness Thatcher's funeral nor sully what was indisputably a dignified farewell.
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