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NAMHO sponsors annual conferences at which mining topics are presented by NAMHO member organisations and other. The topics can range from history to geology and include technical as well as social subjects. The conference usually takes place in late June or July and is organised by one or more clubs or organisations in a different part of the UK or Ireland each year..
When a conference is being planned, a separate site: www.NAMHOconference.org.uk is set up that provides access to booking, programmes, information about visits and lectures. Depending upon the organisation sponsoring the conference, the booking and information pages may be accessible direct from the menu above under meetings/conferences.
Follow the quick links to recent or future conferences:
The images below are from conferences in 1979, 2008, 2011, 2015 and 2017
Organising clubs and associations usually produce some form of record of the Conference as separate proceedings or in one of their own publications. Reports for recent Conferences are listed below. To obtain a copy, please contact the organising body or the publisher named below.
The Type of conference is either C (talks etc), F (field trips) or both.
|40||2-3 June 2018||C/F||Forest of Dean - Parkend||Clearwell Caves, GSS, Hades CC, RFDCC, SGMRG||Mines, Mining & Miners of the Forest of Dean: “A law unto themselves”|
|39||2017||C/F||SE England||Wealden Cave and Mine Society||Mining History Organisations - “achievements and challenges"|
|38||17-19 June 2016||C/F||Dublin, Ireland||Mining Heritage Trust of Ireland||Mining and Social Change|
|37||23-25 May 2015||C/F||Nenthead, Cumbria||Nenthead Mines Conservation Society||Wartime and Mining|
|36||27-28 July 2014||C/F||Bangor, N Wales||AditNow||Mining Technology: technical innovation in the extractive industries||Published by WMS as D.J.Linton (ed) Mining Technology: technical innovation in the extractive industries, Welsh mines & mining no.4, 2015|
|35||29-30 June 2013||C/F||Aberystwyth||University of Wales||Mining legacies: the environmental, physical and cultural impact of mining||Published by PDMHS as Mining History Vol. 19 No. 3, 2015|
|34||30 June - 1 July 2012||C/F||Styal and Alderley Edge, Cheshire||DCC||Copper, lead, cobalt, salt, coal, fireclay, limestone - Cheshire's mining history||Published by DCC as N.Dibben (intro) Derbyshire Caving Club special report 2012, 2012|
|33||30-31 July 2011||C/F||Shropshire||SCMC||50 years of mine exploration||Published by SCMC as K.Lake & D.Poyner (eds) 50 years of mine exploration, 2014|
|32||5-6 June 2010||C/F||South Gloucestershire||SGMRG||Fuelling the industrial revolution||Details of talks and visits published in the conference handout|
|31||20-21 June 2009||C/F||Matlock, Derbyshire||PDMHS||Archaeological landscapes||Published by PDMHS as R.Shaw (ed) Papers from the NAMHO conference 2009, Mining history, vol.17, no.4, 2009|
|30||12-13 July 2008||C/F||Edinburgh||GSG||Mines, people and industries of Scotland||No published proceedings|
|29||2007||C/F||Morwellham Quay, Devon||Morwellham and Tamar MG||Pennies to pesticides (silver to arsenic)||No published proceedings|
|28||10-11 June 2006||C/F||Llangollen||SCMC||Mining in the landscape||Published by SCMC as D.Poyner (ed) Mining in the landscape, 2007|
|27||2005||C/F||Surrey||WCMS||?||No published proceedings|
|26||2004||C/F||Coniston||CATMHS||The extractive industries of Cumbria||No published proceedings|
|25||2003||C/F||Ireland||MHTI||?||Selection of papers published by MHTI as D.Cowman (ed) Journal of the Mining Heritage Trust of Ireland, no.3, 2003|
|24||2002||C/F||Aberystwyth||WMS||Water power in mining||Published by PDMHS as P.Claughton (ed) Water power in mining, Mining history, vol.15, nos.4/5, 2004|
|23||2001||C||Bradford [Irish field meet cancelled due to foot a||NMRS||Mining history and beyond||Apparently no published proceedings prior to Aberystwyth, 2002|
|22||2000||C/F||Truro ? International||Carn Brea||Acquire, record and display||?|
|21||1999||C||Forest of Dean||Clearwell||Free mining and the mines of the Forest of Dean and other traditional British mining rights areas||?|
|19||1997||C||Matlock Bath||PDMHS||Mud and water||?|
|16||1994||F||Forest of Dean||Clearwell|
|15||1993||C||Isle of Man||LMRG||?||?|
|12||1990||F||Alderley Edge, Cheshire||DCC|
|1||1979||C||Beamish||Beamish Open Air Museum||Inaugural conference||?|
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