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.
July 8, 2016
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
September 23, 2015
Lancashire Coalfield Pages
Similar to a previous update, we now have a comprehensive coverage of mines in the Lancashire Coalfield, but again there are more to do. We are still looking for some photographs that we could use to further illustrate the pages? Do you have any? If you do please contact us.Read More