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2017Coal Mining
December 21, 2017

Online mapping not working – Again!

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…
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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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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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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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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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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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July 8, 2016

New Website Launched

Welcome to the our new website. Here you will find the same content as the previous website, but better arranged and easier to navigate. Not everything is here yet, we are still actively transferring files across and it may be some weeks yet before this process is complete. Why a…
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November 28, 2015

British Mining No 100 Published

2015 marks the publication of British Mining No 100, the latest in a long line of that series. The British Mining series started 40 years ago in 1975 and was the brainchild of Mike Gill, replacing the previous haphazard naming of the Society's publications.
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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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