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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.

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NAMHO Conference 2015 at Nenthead

May 22, 2015, 22:35

The conference is underway and runs from 22 May to 26 May with talks on Saturday and Sunday and trips on all days. If you're not there, why not?! A conference report will be published in due course.

Website changes

Dec 01, 2014, 17:35

As a result of much abuse by search engines, I have introduced a system of permissions for certain areas of the website such as the bibliography. To log in, representatives can use their email address as a username and password. You will find a log ...

Clipstone Colliery Headstocks - the latest news

Sep 21, 2014, 09:25

Clipstone Colliery Regeneration Group are holding an Open Meeting Where: Clipstone Social Club, Mansfield Road, Clipstone, NG21 9AL When: Monday 29th September, 7pm doors open from 6.30pm Key speaker: Sir Neil Cossons ( past Science Museum Dire ...

NAMHO and the CRoW review

Aug 19, 2014, 17:56

NAMHO Officers are reviewing the situation with regard to CRoW (The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000) following a meeting of the British Caving Association Conservation & Access Committee. The meeting discussed at length the impact of CRoW on ...

Clipstone Colliery headgear under threat

Aug 15, 2014, 15:08

I am told that there is a threat to demolish the headgear at Clipstone colliery (Nottinghamshire). There is information about the colliery in Wikipedia at: The correspondent has given a link to a gov ...

Research Framework - Phase 2

The Research Framework is reaching the final part of the first two phases and Phase 2 will culminate in a one day conference.  This had been planned for May 2013 but pressure of work means that it has been postponed - check 'news' item for further information.

You are encouraged to read through the various Resource Assessments before they are finalised and published.

Comments please to Peter Claughton or Phil Newman

For more information click here

A Research Framework for the Archaeology of the Extractive Industries in England

A two year project assessing current knowledge and planning for future research which needs your help

  • Do you have an interest in mining and quarrying - metals, coal or stone
  • Can you tell us what archaeological investigation has been carried out on mines and quarries in your area
  • Discuss your ideas on what needs to be done to advance our knowledge of mining and quarrying

For more information click here

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