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The National Association of Mining History Organisations (NAMHO) was formed in 1979 to act as the national body for mining history in the UK and Ireland in order to promote education and research in Mining History. This page is designed to highlight some of the activities of member organisations. The content will change from time to time with descriptions of different types of activity undertaken by the members. It is hoped to include references to historical, archaeological and any other type of relevant activity.
The NAMHO conference is an annual affair which usually attracts more than a hundred individuals from the member organisations. The event normally includes a programme of lectures on a mining-related theme as well as field meets appropriate to the area where the conference is held. In 2017, the conference was hosted by the Wealden Cave and Mine Society and focused on the South East of England where the society is based. A number of other organisations helped with field meets. Lectures were based on the theme of Mining History Organisations - “achievements and challenges" and were held at Godstone in Surrey. Camping and the social side of the conference was centred on a campsite nearby. WCMS celebrated their 50th anniversary during the conference.
Organisation: Wealden Cave and Mine Society
Printed on: 18/08/2019