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.
December 21, 2017
Latest News - we have a way to do this now, but it will take time to implement it on all pages. So far only the coal mining pages have been done. Sorry, the online mapping of mines as an overlay on Google maps is not working, again! We had…Read More
December 13, 2017
Resources Page Updated
We have updated our resources page and added some new items like "Index of Graduates at Camborne School of Mines 1898-1940", as well as updating some of the other items. Some items got mislaid during the website migration and these too have been added. On the resources page you can…Read More
November 20, 2017
Latest copy of British Mining published
British Mining No 104 Memoirs 2017 William & Mary Mine, Tavistock, Devon (Alasdair Neill) A history of the drainage of the Tyne collieries (Nigel A. Chapman) A history of Baddesley Colliery, Warwickshire (Nigel A. Chapman) A post war jig, S.E. of Moor Intake Farm, Arkengarthdale, North Yorkshire – Addendum (Shaun…Read More