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
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PRACTICAL INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY TRAINING
Practical Industrial Archaeology TrainingThis practical course based at Plas Tan y Bwlch has been studying and recording the remains of the North Wales Slate Industry for many years now. We are currently operating at the quarries west of Llanberis w ...
Nellie Kirkham archive
Dec 31, 2015, 10:36
In the last 3 months PDMHS has taken in the mining history archives (courtesy of Jenny Potts and Mary Wilde at the British Caving Library) belonging to Doug Nash of Op. Mole and Eyam.
Doug was the literary executor of Nellie Kirkham and came into ...
DMM Product Recall Notice 14th September 2015
Sep 28, 2015, 22:10
Certain DMM carabiners have been found to be faulty and DMM have issued a recall notice. In their words:
"In a small percentage of carabiners the interaction between the internal coil spring (which gives the gate its closing action) and the ...
Tributes paid to Clearwell Caves Founder
Sep 28, 2015, 21:30
Tributes have been paid to Ray Wright who passed away in August 2015 aged 85. The visitor attraction near to Coleford in the Forest of Dean was reopened as a working museum in 1968 after being closed as a working mine
in 1945. A report on the BBC ...