Online newsletters – January edition is published

The January 2022 edition of the newsletter is now available from the Members Content area and should arrive by post within the next few days. The next edition is due out in April and contributions are solicited by the first day of March.

We aim to add the latest newsletter to the website at the same time printed copies are distributed.  The link to all newsletters can be found in the Members Content area.

The printed newsletter is monochrome, in recent online copies photos are reproduced in full colour. 

Peak District SSSI monitoring competition

The monitoring of caves in SSSIs is an important conservation matter.  The relevance to PDMHS is that many mines join natural caverns and some caves have been worked for minerals. To encourage participation a competition has been set up. Monitoring forms in respect of caves in the Peak District SSSIs will be entered in a prize draw and the winner will receive a £50 Starless River voucher. Full details on the DCA website at Derbyshire Caving Association. – SSSI Competition (thedca.org.uk) .

AGM afternoon presentations

Following the AGM on 13th November as has been past practise, we have some presentations after lunch. This year these will be:

  • John Hunter: Hemingfield Colliery (Elsecar) – the current status of site, conservation and historical research. (30 mins)
  • Lynn Willies: Chance Mine – following the loss of 5000 tonnes of stone in a quarry blast we were asked to investigate close-by mine workings which turned out to be particularly interesting. (30 mins).
  • Paul Smith: Wheal Vor Ltd: The electrical years 1906-1910 – the trials & tribulations of draining and re-opening an extensive, deep and wet tin mine in Cornwall, using early electrically powered pumps
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AGM 13 Nov 2021

The Annual General Meeting of the Peak District Mines Historical Society Ltd. will be held on Saturday 13th November 2021 at the Peak District Lead Mining Museum, The Grand Pavilion, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire. The meeting will commence at 11.10am, or as soon thereafter as the forty-sixth Annual General Meeting has been concluded. The Agenda, the Report of the Directors and the Accounts will be distributed at the start of the meeting.
We are asking everyone who wishes to attend the AGM to apply in advance for an admission ticket.
Buffet Lunch & Afternoon Talks
The AGM will be followed by a hot buffet lunch, the price of the buffet will be £18.00 per person. If you wish to join us for lunch, you MUST book before 30th October 2021.
Tea and coffee will be available throughout the day.
In the afternoon there will be a series of talks with a mining theme:

  • John Hunter: Hemingfield Colliery (Elsecar) – the current status of site, conservation and historical research. (30 mins)
  • Lynn Willies: Chance Mine – following the loss of 5000 tonnes of stone in a quarry blast we were asked to investigate close-by mine workings which turned out to be particularly interesting. (30 mins).
  • Paul Smith: Wheal Vor Ltd: The electrical years 1906-1910 – the trials & tribulations of draining and re-opening an extensive, deep and wet tin mine in Cornwall, using early electrically powered pumps
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