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.

PUBLICATIONS

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.

EDUCATION

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.

LATEST NEWS

Donisthorpe Colliery Steam Winder
2017Coal Mining
February 1, 2017

Leicestershire Coalfield Pages

A number of pages have just been published on the Leicestershire coalfield, with in depth information on over 75% of the NCB collieries there. The information has come from the Geoff Hayes collection in NMRS records, and is similar to that for the Wigan coalfield, which was published a couple…
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news-dec16
2016Publications
December 13, 2016

Index to NMRS publications & Newsletters

Just released - an index to most of the publications and newsletters that we have produced since 1960. The list was compiled by one of our members,  Alasdair Neill, who sadly passed away recently. This massive undertaking, running to over 300 pages of A4, covers over 95% of everything that…
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BM102
2016Memoirs
November 14, 2016

Latest copy of British Mining published

British Mining No 102 Memoirs 2016 Sinkings over the Eastern Boundary Fault of the South Staffordshire Coalfield (Nigel A. Chapman) Mineral working near  Penistone, Yorkshire  Part 1- Coal (John Goodchild) Mineral working near Penistone, Yorkshire  Part 2 - Fireclay, Ganister and other minerals (John Goodchild) Thomas and George Lee: mine…
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