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Welcome to the NAMHO website

The National Association
of Mining History Organisations

We were formed in 1979 to act as the national body for mining history in the United Kingdom. There are now over 70 member organisations, including societies, museums, firms, etc. and membership now extends to Ireland. On this site, you will find out more about NAMHO, its aims, its members and its contribution to the mining heritage.

Active mine explorers will also find guidance on managing archaeological finds underground as well as how to lead groups of novices and experienced explorers.

Armchair miners are also catered for with an extensive bibliography.

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NAMHO CONFERENCE - 17-19th June 2016 at Dublin City University

Jan 29, 2016, 19:34

Call for papers Mining and social change Abstracts for papers (300 words) are sought on the theme of Mining and Social Change which could include the following topics: * Regional identities * Migration * Urbanisation * Indus ...

Next NAMHO meeting

Jan 05, 2016, 09:17

The next NAMHO AGM and Council meeting has been fixed for Saturday 19th March at Dean Studies Centre, Parkend, Lydney, GL15 4JA. All member organisations are invited to send a representative. Please contact the Secretary for further details.

Nenthead Public meeting (formerly 21st January 2016)

Jan 05, 2016, 09:19

Nenthead Public meeting 21st January 2016 This meeting has been postponed. The new date is not yet known. Further information is available from the Secretary of NAMHO, Peter Jackson.

Nellie Kirkham archive

Dec 31, 2015, 10:36

In the last 3 months PDMHS has taken in the mining history archives (courtesy of Jenny Potts and Mary Wilde at the British Caving Library) belonging to Doug Nash of Op. Mole and Eyam. Doug was the literary executor of Nellie Kirkham and came into ...

NAMHO newsletter - December 2015

Nov 30, 2015, 21:59

The latest newsletter is now on line. You will not need a username or password to gain access to it. Thanks are due to Roy Meldrum who regularly produces NAMHO's information-rich newsletter.

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