Welsh Mines Society
Cymdeithas Mwyngloddiau Cymru
(Member of the National Association of Mining History Organisations - NAMHO)

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Notable Updates
Sep 2023
General update
Feb-Mar 2021
WMS Newsletters
No.76-81 (2017-19)
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+ earlier (1980's) here
Jul 2020
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Jul 2013 
George W. Hall
Prev' Hon President WMS
See here for Obituary
For details of our insurance, provided through the BCA, visit their Web Site.
The WMS is a member of the National Association of Mining History Organisations (NAMHO). 
 The WMS are
a  member of the
Cambrian Caving Council
Visit their Web Site for their informative newsletters and other info.
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News & Info 
The next NAMHO conference 
is to be held in Redruth in Cornwall, on
Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th June 2024
More info : Conference News
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) The agreement is however currently under discussion.
Interested in underground exploration ?
Take a look at the excellent on-line resource
of StartCaving.co.uk
WMS Occasional Journal : 'Welsh Mines and Mining'

No. 5 : WMS 2016 Conference Proceedings
"The Fascination that is in all Mining"
More Info &Order Details

Welsh Mines & Mining #05
Details of all WMS Occasional Journals
Caver Fatality in Coal Mine
Download and read the Coal Authority report
- it could save your life !
Officers of the Welsh Mines Society
Neil Culross
Editor Raymond Griffiths
Secretary/Treasurer David Roe
Quick Links
About Us
Learn more about the 
  Welsh Mines Society
Visit the web pages of the Welsh Mines
Preservation Trust
Cambrian Mines Trust
Curators of
Cwmystwyth Mines
& Dinas Silica Mines
(via. NAL )
Sign up to the
Welsh Mines Society Discussion Group
Exchange info, arrange visits and post reports and photos.
NAMHO Guidelines
Essential reading for those exploring mines
& researching them.
Like to discuss mining history with other like minded individuals ?
 Then sign on to the
Mining History Network discussion list.
British Geological Survey
View Non-coal mining plans
& Geological maps
Cambrian Mine Register
Search for
Metal Mines in Wales
About the : 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 pretty well.
  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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