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Coal Mining
July 28, 2018

A miner’s 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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Coal MiningMetal MiningSmelting
May 21, 2018

Mining Database

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 Mining
May 15, 2018

Online mapping now working again

The online mapping of mines as an overlay on Google maps is now working again. This is the third time that we have had to mend this as Google has kept making changes to its mapping service. Hopefully things should be stable from now on.   New updated data sets…
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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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2017Memoirs
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…
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2017
November 2, 2017

SSL Protection Added

What is SSL? SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a standard security protocol for establishing encrypted links between a web server and a browser in an online communication. The usage of SSL technology ensures that all data transmitted between the web server and browser remains encrypted. What is SSL used for?…
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2017Spain
July 29, 2017

Latest monograph published

British Mining No 103 John Taylor and Sons and their three “Drops of Comfort” – their lead mines at Linares, Jaén, Southern Spain by Robert W. Vernon During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, British companies exploited the rich mining areas of Spain, bringing with them substantial capital and technological resources. …
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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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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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