PDMHS is pleased to be hosting the East Midlands Industrial Archaeology Conference on the topic “18th & 19th Century Metal Mining in the Peak District” on Saturday 2nd May 2020 at the Peak District Lead Mining Museum (Matlock Bath).
Tony Wood will be presenting an Illustrated talk about lead mining in the area, illustrated by historic photography from the collection of Lynn Willies at 7:30 in the Cromford Methodist Church.
This new book (July 2019) by PDMHS member John Barnatt describes and interprets the Peak District through time, explaining and mapping the landscape.
Book launch event from 18:00 on 23 Oct 2019 at Aldern House, Bakewell DE45 1AE
Due to a problem with access the Old Tor trip planned for 24 Sept 2019 has had to be postponed to 22 October. Consequently the Longcliffe trip advertised for 22 Oct needs to be postponed too, date to be confirmed.
Note that PDMHS-UEG (Underground Exploration Group) trips are limited to UEG members only. PDMHS members can join the UEG for no charge but they must have BCA underground insurance which can be purchased from the UEG (but if you already have BCA insurance, perhaps as a member of a caving club, that’s fine). More about UEG here.
There is a one-day archaeological conference being held at Nottingham University on Saturday 5 October which may be of interest to Society members. Its theme is recent research work which is advancing the objectives of the East Midlands Historic Environment Research Framework (EMHERF), in particular one of the afternoon talks focuses on the lead industry but there are others with an industrial archaeological theme. Tickets cost £20 for the day, bookings can be made through https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/