A new banner from Trimdon Grange was purchased from Tutill of London in the summer of 1929, so it sounds as if this one replaced an earlier one. The deco-ration was a Biblical one with the words "Unity is Strength". The reverse side shows a picture of four men shaking hands in unity. They represented England, Scotland Ireland and Wales, the Scotsman wearing his kilt. It is not known what happened to this one, but a new banner was unfurled on Friday July 19th 1963.
The ceremony was performed by Mr. Harold Wilson who said he was delighted with the spirit of comradeship in the village. He had a delightful time. This banner now hangs in the Grange Community Hall. Sadly part of the base caught and was torn on some bushes when it was paraded at the dedication of the pit wheel. An enthusiast, Mr. David Gibson had it repaired, and also ran a successful campaign to fund the cost of a new banner.
Sometimes unused Banners were sold to other Lodges when they had their own decorations painted over the old.
When a miners lodge meeting had to be held, the men were notified by the crakeman. He would travel all the streets of the village shouting "Meeting at 7 o'clock, tonight in Miners Hall". There was no excuse then for anyone not knowing.