WHAT WE DO
We are a group of people dedicated to the preservation and recording of mining history, Northern referring to 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.
January 14, 2024
We have been sent a number of coal mine plans for the website by Lee Reynolds who copies these from the originals. These plans are presented using an app which allows you to zoom in/out with your scroll wheel and drag by holding down your mouse's left button and moving…Read More
December 5, 2023
Database of Mining Deaths & Injuries
After a long time in preparation, the first part of our database on UK mining deaths and injuries is now available covering the years 1900-1991. The data, supplied mainly by Ian Winstanley with additions by Ray Lawrence, NMRS records and others runs to 86,701 records and is fully searchable. The…Read More
November 16, 2023
Latest copy of British Mining published
British Mining No 116 – Memoirs 2023 Papers in Memoirs 2023 are: Tunnelling for the Tournaisian – Phillip J. Murphy Pont Ceunant Electricity Generating Station – Nigel A. Chapman Mechanisation in Area 7 of the East Midlands Coalfield – 1958, Ralph A. Tebbut Excavation of Fron Goch Lead Mine, Devil’s Bridge, Mid Wales…Read More