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 institutions benefit from our subscription service and we provide generous trade terms.

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.


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.


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April 13, 2016

British Mining No 100 Published

To celebrate the publication of British Mining No 100 we are offering free postage on all UK orders received in November 2015 for our Publications. To benefit from this offer please quote "congrat100"
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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.
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September 23, 2015

Yorkshire Coalfield Pages

A number of pages on the Yorkshire Coalfield have been written with Doncaster area well covered, but much more to do. Do you have a favourite colliery that you would like to write about or do you have some photographs that we could use to further illustrate the pages? If…
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