Mining History – the Bulletin of the Peak District Mines Historical Society

Mining History (aka, “The Bulletin”) is PDMHS’ premier publication. It contains in-depth articles primarily relating to lead mining in the Peak District and also including (but not limited to) copper, fluorspar, calcite, chert and limestone mining. It also sometimes has articles relating to other mining areas in the UK and overseas.

It is normally published twice a year, with occasional double issues where the content merits such an approach. Members of PDMHS receive a free printed copy of each issue as it is published. In recent years we have gradually increased the number of colour pages included in each issue, which is printed on high quality paper.

A complete archive going back to the very first issue, from 1959, is held in our library at the Peak District Lead Mining Museum in Matlock Bath. Where stocks are available, copies of some back issues can also be purchased from the Museum shop or from publications sales at chairman@pdmhs.com.

Mining History index

You can search the list of the contents of every issue here – including individual articles together with their authors. (More recent bulletins may not have been added to the index yet).

Selected articles from Mining History

Selected articles are available to download in PDF format. There is a searchable index of them here. To ensure membership and sales are not adversely affected, the penultimate and current volumes are not included, i.e. a minimum of three years’ and a maximum of six years’ issues are not available for download – though the articles within them will be included on the index to articles.

The editor of Mining History will consider all articles for publication that fall in the broad mining field, especially those on the Peak District and surrounding area. He can be contacted at editor@pdmhs.com. Guidance for contributors is available here.

Mining History is copyright. If you wish to make any other than personal use of any part of any PDMHS publication you should seek permission. Copyright belongs to either the original author or PDMHS.