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2016
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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2015Publications
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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2015
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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2015
June 12, 2015

Yorkshire Coalfield Pages

A number of pages on the Yorkshire Coalfield have been written with Doncaster area well covered, but much more to do. Do you have a favourite colliery that you would like to write about or do you have some photographs that we could use to further illustrate the pages? If…
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2014
October 19, 2014

Out of Print Memoirs Articles Now Available Online

We have made a number of out of print Memoirs articles available to all online, free of charge. The authors, or their heirs, have kindly allowed us to do this - if you have an article(s) that was published by NMRS and you would be prepared for us to make…
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2014
September 3, 2014

Out of Print Monographs Now Available Online

We have made the following monographs available to download from the website, more will be added later. Those originally issued in A4 and older formats have been repaginated to A5 size. There is a charge of ¬£5.00 for each of these: ISS1 Springs Wood Level, Starbotton DT Richardson 1966 ISS2…
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2013
October 23, 2013

Online Mapping of other NMRS Mining databases

We are proud to make these valuable tools freely available to anyone interested in UK extractive industries: Non Ferrous Mines Iron Mines Quarries Salt & Anhydrite Mines On shore Oil & Gas Please report any errors or omissions to us so that we can update the databases and maps.
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2013
September 30, 2013

Online Mapping of NMRS Colliery Database

We have just made available the NMRS database of some 23,000¬†Collieries in the British Isles as an overlay on Google Maps & Earth. Clicking on a marker pin will reveal more information about that colliery including, its name (the name is already displayed on the Google Earth version), when it…
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2013
September 23, 2013

Archaeological Excavation of a Potential Bale Site

A potential lead bale site at SE 05939 99141 was found in 2012 and was excavated as a joint project in the summer of 2013 by the Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Archaeology Group (SWAAG) and the Northern Mine Research Society (NMRS) under the supervision of professional archaeologist, Tony Liddell of Vindomora…
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