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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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Apr 26, 2016, 15:01

I have been asked to help with contacting people who have worked in the gold mines in Wales. This request comes from a TV programme company who would like to arrange filming of Penelope Keith interviewing a miner or miners who have worked in the Dolg ...

European Quarry Landscapes

Mar 09, 2016, 14:23

Ian Thomas, of the National Stone Centre, presented a paper in October 2014 to a conference on European Quarry Landscapes. It made the case for establishing in England a system of designating 'Heritage Quarries' - ie quarry sites which posses ...

NAMHO handbook on-line

Mar 09, 2016, 14:41

The facility has been available for some time to print a copy of the handbook from the website. As this appears to be little used, I have uploaded a PDF copy of the handbook to the library (available under the research tab). This version can be rea ...

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 ...

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.

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