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| Sept 2021
WMS meets programme,
latest updates :
Autumn Meet 2021
| Feb-Mar 2021
now available here
+ earlier (1980's) here
| Jul 2020 WelshMines.org
has a new web host :
| Jul 2013 George W. Hall
Prev' Hon President WMS
See here for Obituary
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our insurance, provided through the BCA, visit their Web
is a member of the National Association of
Mining History Organisations (NAMHO).
a member of the
Cambrian Caving Council
Visit their Web
Site for their informative newsletters and other info.
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|The WMS meets programme continues to be severely affected by
the COVID19/Coronavirus pandemic.
Visit the Current
Meets page for details.
The next NAMHO
"60 Years of Mining Projects"
is to be hosted by the Shropshire Caving &
Mining Club, and held in Norbury, South Shropshire.
to Monday 5th July
More info : Conference
Note: The 'Welsh
Mines Access Group' control access to specific
slate quarries in North Wales (currently Cwmorthin & Wrysgarn).
They have no direct association with the
Welsh Mines Society.
Read more here.
|Cave Access Limited manage
recreational access to various mines and caves on
land owned by Natural Resources Wales. (List of sites)
|Interested in underground exploration ?
Take a look at the excellent on-line resource
Occasional Journal : 'Welsh Mines and Mining'
Details of all WMS Occasional Journals
Now Available *
No. 5 : WMS 2016 Conference Proceedings
"The Fascination that is in all Mining"
More Info &Order Details
Caver Fatality in Coal Mine
Download and read the Coal Authority report
- it could save your life !
: Welsh Mines Society
The Welsh Mines
Society arose in June 1979 out of an informal meeting of subscribers to
David Bicks' Old
Metal Mines of Mid-Wales. Sadly
David died in
January of 2006, (Obituaries : by GWHall and SJSHughes) but his
influence on the research and preservation of Welsh mining history will
never be lost.
From the start our ambitions have been modest enough - we
never set out to do anything in particular, and, judging by
attendance's (to our twice yearly field meets), we have succeeded
Although we sought
to do so little, much in fact has been done. Several (mining)
sites have benefited from our labours, we have hosted NAMHO, and the
Welsh Mines Preservation Trust, born of the WMS in 1991, has achieved a
great deal. In addition, several members have worked closely
with Cadw and the Royal Commission
on Historical Buildings in recording and preservation. And,
during the last 35 plus years, our interests have broadened into slate and
even coal as well.
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