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The National Association
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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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ABOVE & BELOW - Miners and Mining - Art Exhibition

An exhibition of art by John Scott Martin is being held at Weston Park, Shropshire during November 2018. It is an exhibition of paintings and linocuts based upon his memories of the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Coalfields. This work has developed ...

BRITISH HOME FRONT IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR

Peter Claughton recently atended a conference marking the contribution by the peoples of the British Isles to the national war effort. The conference was held at the University of St Andrew in June 2018 and and the talks were recorded. Peter's ...

LANDSCAPE LEGACIES OF COAL (SCOTLAND)

We have been approached by Catherine Mills of the University of Stirling regarding a new initiative in Scotland. If you currently live, or have previously lived, in an old colliery village/town in Scotland and/or you have memories that you are willi ...

NEW DATA SOURCE FOR MINING HISTORIANS

The Northern Mine Research Society has been pleased to announce the release of a database of international mining information compiled by the late Alasdair Neill (Ali). The original 6,000 pages plus of text were converted into a database format to g ...

GEORGE HALL'S MINING JOURNAL INDEX

Nov 23, 2017, 09:42

The Welsh Mines Trust is pleased to announce that George Hall's Mining Journal Index for Wales & Shropshire (1835-1921) has now been digitised and has been placed on the Welsh Mines Preservation Trust Website. Publication has been by kind permiss ...

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