WHAT WE DO
We are a group of people dedicated to the preservation and recording of mining history, Northern referring to the our administrative base rather than our field of interest. We started as the Northern Cavern & Mine Research Society in 1960, but our members’ increasing interest in mining led us to change the original name to the present title in 1975.
We have established a reputable publishing house, utilized by many interested in mining history, archaeology, geology, social and family history etc. Many of our publications are still available, but for those out of print we offer some in PDF format, and in some cases have some good pre-owned copies available.
Many institutions benefit from our subscription service and we provide generous trade terms.
Our website is not just for our members, although new members are always welcome, but for anyone who shares our interests. There is a great deal of searchable information freely available, including our mining pages.
Our Facebook page not only informs of our activities but of others with similar interests.
September 29, 2016
British Mining No 101 The vocabulary of coal mining in Yorkshire 1250-1850 by George Redmonds The author has made a series of specialised studies into the vocabulary used in various occupations and is an expert in his field. This monograph discusses the terms used in various aspects of coal mining…Read More
July 8, 2016
New Website Launched
Welcome to the our new website. Here you will find the same content as the previous website, but better arranged and easier to navigate. Not everything is here yet, we are still actively transferring files across and it may be some weeks yet before this process is complete. Why a…Read More
November 28, 2015
British Mining No 100 Published
2015 marks the publication of British Mining No 100, the latest in a long line of that series. The British Mining series started 40 years ago in 1975 and was the brainchild of Mike Gill, replacing the previous haphazard naming of the Society's publications.Read More