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Mining History

Aberfan Disaster

Archive of documentations on the incident that happened in the village. Online purchasing of the book about the accounts of the tragedy.


Provides a discussion forum and resources for all those interested in mining history and mine exploration. Includes mine gazetteers, even listings and photographs.

Alderley Edge Mines

Accounts the discovery, description and condition of mines in the region. Index of images on mining and caving activities.

Bevin Boys

A collection of reminiscences of men who worked as Bevin Boys, in the coalmines during World War II.

British Mining Database

Research about the history and sites of mine operations. Covers North Wales, Mid Wales and Western England.

Carn Brea Mining Society

Allows membership opportunities to individuals across the world. Features its joint exposition with King Edward Mine Museum.

Coal Mining in North Staffordshire

Collection of audio-visual materials about the industry in the region. Contains historical reports and safety measures on excavation activities.

Coalfield Web Materials

Collection of audio and video materials covering different subjects relating to mining in South Wales. Provides articles on the development of the coalfield activities in the place.

The Coalmining History Resource Centre

Comprehensive website concerning the history of coalmining; including a searchable database of recorded accidents and deaths.

Cornish Mines and Mining History in Cornwall

Displays map of locations and remains of industrial activity in the region. Features selected books about general background on mining.

Cornish Mining World Heritage

Composed of photos, videos and maps of excavation activities in the region. Allows exploration of pit sites through the image gallery.

Cumbria Amenity Trust Mining History Society

Explores industrial locations of mining especially on the remains of the activity. Exhibits collection of images, activities and projects.

Digging Up the Past

Features a collection of photographs of life around the South Wales coalfields, plus some personal stories and recollections.

Fife Mining Heritage Society

Charity organization that provides information on history of excavation activities in the region. Administers interviews both audio and video for future references.

Heroes of Mine

Documents mining disasters and rescue efforts in the UK, with photographs and tales of individual heroism.

Hood Family History and Coalmining in Scotland

Contains index of family descendants and members from generations. Reference of information on techniques and regulations of the activity.

Laxey Mines Research Group

Volunteers in the exploration and redevelopment of excavation locations in the island. Gallery of photos and documents on the accounts of the activity.

Mines of the Bristol and Somerset Coalfield

Contains figures on acquired minerals and number of workers in the operation. Index on the locations of the activity.

Mines Rescue

Pays recognition to the rescue group and coal miners throughout the world. Documentation on the development and disasters of the operation.

Mining History Pages of Peter Claughton

Compilation of facts on different mining developments and activities. Reports on organized meetings and related activities.

National Association of Mining History Organisations

Features newsletters and meetings information for this membership association for bodies involved with mining history.

National Mining Memorabilia Association

Upholds the concern of persons in exploring and collecting items related with excavation activities. Collection of materials accumulated from the operation sites.

Northern Mine Research Society

Dedicated to the preservation and recording of mining history, particularly in Northern England. Includes extensive data.

Northern Mine Research Society

Dedicated to the preservation and recording of the UK's mining history. Includes details of membership and publications, events, their programme of field meetings, and their archive; also provides online reference resources.

Peak District Mines Historical Society

Encourages interest and understanding in mining-related matters. Index of articles and names of mining industries in Derbyshire.

Scottish Mining

Provides information on miners' lives compiled from old reports, gazetteers and newspaper articles, mainly from the coal fields of Lanarkshire and Fife, but also covering other areas, and lead mining.

Shropshire Mines Trust Limited

Organization of mineralogists who upholds interest in exploration and preservation of activity sites in the region. Gallery of mining objects, organized programs and articles.

The Slate Industry of North and Mid Wales

Features extensive articles, photographs and data concerning the history of slate quarrying in North and Mid Wales.

South Wales Coalfield Collection

Founded to preserve the records on conservation of the mining industry in the area. Compiles sound and film transcriptions of the activity.

Tin Mines in Cornwall Cornish Miner

Index of articles on the causes and effects of mining activities in the region. Gallery of pictures depicting different places in the area.

Wealden Cave and Mine Society

Interested in underground activities. Studies the history and development of mining.

Welsh Coal Mines

Dedicated to recording the heritage of the Welsh coal mining industry. Features listings of mines across the country with photos and information for each, plus poems, stories and a glossary.

Welsh Copper

Showcases the history of the Welsh copper industry, with information on heritage trails and copper collections, as well as the latest research into Welsh copper. copperhistories

Welsh Mines Society

Membership organisation for those with a passion for preserving Welsh mining heritage. Includes information on meetings and achievements.

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