Improved communications

We have created two new communications channels for members, full details can be found in the Members Only area (see “Improved Communications” in the “Members Content” menu) and in the latest newsletter.

PDMHS Announce will be used for simple and infrequent announcements relating to official PDMHS activities by email. It is open to members and non-members. To sign up

  • Send an empty email to
  • Reply to the confirmation mail (check your spam/junk folder if you don’t receive this within a few minutes). Don’t click the “Join This Group” link.
  • You should then receive an acknowledgement.

PDMHS Field Chat is a members-only place for group discussion and communications about mining history.

Email problems: update, 18 July 2020

There were reports of problems with email to addresses at being rejected in recent days.

We believe the issue has been resolved but if an email you sent any time over the last 2 weeks has not elicited the expected  response please re-send it.  If you receive any kind of error message please let us know using an alternative channel of communication, see the contact page.

Newsletter 175 July 2020

The July newsletter is now available in the Members area of the website.

Please note that due to circumstances beyond our control, we will not be able to email this out as usual – please see page 12.

All members will receive the paper newsletter, including those who have opted for the e-newsletter only. We hope that things will be back to normal for the October newsletter.

Steve Thompson

26 April 2020: We have just heard the sad news that Steve Thompson died a few days ago.  He will be very much missed as one of the mainstays of PDMHS, as a friend and for his enthusiasm. Steve has been a very long term member of PDMHS and for many years has also been the Company Secretary as well as constructing newsletters and the PDMHS Bulletin. We are putting together an obituary with memories of Steve – if you would like to contribute anything please email Adam at