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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The British Cave Research Association is holding its Cave Science Symposium in our area at Hulland Ward Village Hall (Dog Lane, Hulland Ward, DE6 3EG) on Saturday 27th November 2021.
The event runs from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.
For BCRA members the BCRA AGM will take place during a break at 12 noon.
The Cave Science Symposium is free and is open to non-members of BCRA.
As well as being a live event the Symposium will also be live-streamed via Zoom.
For the agenda and further information see the websites of The British Caving Association or The British Cave Research Association


DCA training

Derbyshire Caving Assn. are holding a series of training sessions which might be of interest to members. 
Introduction to SRT 3rd October 
Dry stone walling workshop 16th October 
Cave photography workshop  24th October 
Weather and cave flooding workshop 30th October
Exploring abandoned mines 6th November 
SRT rigging workshop 7th November
SRT Master class workshop 13th November 
SRT self rescue workshop 13th November 
Introduction to coaching workshop  28th November 
SRT Master class workshop 5th December 
Mountain navigation workshop 19th December 
Introduction to cave formation and development workshop  8th January 
Underground navigation workshop 9th January
Cave geology workshop  date tbc
Tyrolean  workshop  date tbc