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2021Metal MiningPublications
February 1, 2021

Latest monograph published

British Mining No 110 – Migration and Mortality of the Miners of Alston Moor  by David McAnelly The influence of political conditions on the price of lead and its effect on the profitability of the mines of Alston Moor is traced through the 19th century. Foreign competition and declining lead reserves resulted…
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2020Memoirs
November 5, 2020

Latest copy of British Mining published

British Mining No 109 - Memoirs 2020 Papers in Memoirs 2020 are: Moor House Gill and Telfit Bank bale sites, Swaledale and the use of charcoal in early lead smelting –  Richard Smith and Alan Mills Porth y Pistyll harbour and associated quarries, Aberdaron, Llyn Peninsula, Wales – Michael Statham A History…
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2020Coal MiningMetal Mining
September 15, 2020

Accident & Disasters Reports 1658-1979

Accident & Disasters Reports 1658-1979, provided by Ian Winstanley and the Coal Mining History Resource Centre, have been added to the website. While there are around 740 of these, they are not a complete list. Each report, created from various sources like the official report, articles in the Colliery Guardian,…
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2019
June 18, 2019

Obituaries of members of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy

We are pleased to announce a new resource in the form of over 1700 obituaries of members of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy covering the period 1892-1968. They were collected by the late David Dixon as part of the research towards his doctorate on technical education in metalliferous mining.…
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Coal Mining
July 28, 2018

A miners life in the 1950s

We are please to have been given permission to reproduce here, part of Jack Gale's autobiography, relating to the time he was employed at Middleton Broom Colliery, Leeds, from 1951 to 1959. He provides a valuable insight into how coal mines were worked and the life of a miner, in…
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Database search page
Coal MiningMetal MiningSmelting
May 21, 2018

Database of Mining Information

We are pleased to announce the release of a database of mining information compiled by the late Alasdair Neill. The database contains over 76,000 entries and is fully searchable. Thanks are due also to Mike Gill who took on, and completed the enormous task of converting well over 6,000 pages of…
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Uncategorized
May 17, 2018

Map of Mining Accidents

The mining industry is renowned for having a high number of accidents, many of them fatal.  We are pleased to present this new map which shows the distribution of many mining accidents in coal and miscellaneous mines throughout the UK. The image is the Astley Deep Pit disaster 1874 from the…
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2017Coal MiningMetal MiningSmelting
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…
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