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NAMHO 2021

Despite the Coronavirus crisis and non-relaxation of restrictions the Club was still able to hold the Conference, but in a scaled back form. We are unable to offer camping on site (luckily there was plenty of camping and accommodation sites in the area) and were not able to offer a social event on the Friday evening.

However, the socially distanced trips and talks were able to go ahead. The talks proved to be very technologically challenging, with a mix of 'live' talks in the hall interspersed with Zoom presentations, plus some delegates watching in the hall and others on Zoom! All in a remote village hall in Shropshire. For those who were on trips and missed the talks, they were recorded and will be available to anyone registered for the conference to watch online.


To everyone who worked so hard to make this conference happen - judging from the feedback from delegates, you also made it a very successful and enjoyable conference, despite the COVID restrictions. Also, a special thanks to the speakers and delegates who had the confidence to travel to Shropshire to join in or take the time to participate online. Thank you.

Two pages have been created for the NAMHO conference that was held over the first weekend of July:

NAMHO Conference Report   Links to the NAMHO 2021 Talks


Alveley Mining memorial

Alveley Mining Memorial

Unveiled during the 'Pit in the Park' event by the Mayor of Bridgnorth Ron Whittle OBE, on 6th October 2019 to mark the 50th anniversary of the closure of Alveley Colliery.

Ray Mathews of the Alveley History Society managed to source an Ormerod detaching hook of the same type as was used at the colliery. This has been mounted on chains over a reconstructed pit top.

Miners hat with candle and lens

Diary Dates 2022


Monthly Meetings - Normally held on the first Friday of the month, the January 22 meeting will be held online. The secretary usually emails the meeting details out a day or so before hand. Please contact him if you don't receive meeting minutes and access details by email.

17th to 20th June 2022: NAMHO 22 Conference (hosted by Cleveland Mining Heritage Society) - at Grosmont, North Yorkshire.

24th to 26th June 2022: ResCon 22 - British Cave Rescue Council biannual rescue conference, hosted by Derbyshire Cave Rescue Organisation (in Derbyshire naturally!)

July 2022: 14th EuroSpeleo Forum, Burgos, Spain. Details on their website.

September 2022: Hidden Earth - The UK's National Caving conference. After the cancellation of the last two events it is hoped to be able to run a ‘Hidden Earth’ once again in 2022. Keep an eye on their website for details of dates, venue (they have one in mind) and bookings.

Old Items of interest

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crossed picks Bog Ropeway Trestle, 2018

crossed picks Snailbeach Disaster Memorial plaque, 2018

crossed picks Talybont (Alltycrib) Trip Report, 2018

crossed picks 40 Yard Truck, 2015

crossed picks Black Tom Jigs, 2013

crossed picks Safety Platform Work - Snailbeach, 2013

crossed picks Hughs Bridge Canal Tunnel, 2012

crossed picks Snailbeach 112 yard trip, 2011

crossed picks SCMC 50th Anniversary Dinner, 2011

crossed picks Miners Reunion, - 2009 events

crossed picks NAMHO 2009 - a brief report

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crossed picks Collapse in Level Fawr, Cwmystwyth

crossed picks Nine Madeley Men - re-dedication

crossed picks Old relics from a Broseley Mine

MCRO & British Cave Rescue Council

We support the Midlands Cave Rescue Organisation (MCRO)


mine tub


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