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The Peak District National Park and much of the surrounding countryside was once mined
extensively for Lead, Fluorspar, Barytes, Copper, Calcite and other minerals. Much of the now-familiar and naturalised
landscape has been modified considerably by ancient miners, with hillocks, old lead veins,
engine houses and mine buildings forming an integral part of the modern-day
landscape. Across the area are many archaeological features relating to mining activities
– some dating back several hundred years, some considerably more recent.
The Peak District Mines Historical Society exists to preserve these important industrial
heritage sites, and to promote interest and understanding in mines, mining and minerals –
and in the fascinating and varied mining history.
Through this website, we hope to present to a wider audience the aims, objectives,
activities and resources of the society.
Interested in joining the Peak District Mines Historical Society?
Then go to the
"joining PDMHS" page of this website to find out more -
or you can simply download a membership application form if you prefer.
Want to come along to one of our meets?
Take a look at the latest meets and events list, now on-line with plenty of events taking place both above and below ground.
Tuesday 21st July 2015
Heritage Walk – Masson Hill
Please see the message below from the meet leader for this walk, Tony Wood, regarding a change from the advertised date.
Due to unforseen circumstances the Masson Hill walk which was scheduled to take place on Tuesday 21st of July has had to be moved to Tuesday 28th July instead. The meeting time and the meeting place is still the same, and there will still be refereshments afterwards at the Kings Head.
Tony Wood - Meet Leader
Additions to Web Site
Details of the latest edition of Mining History
are now on-line. This is free to paid-up members; non-members
who would like to purchase a copy are advised to contact the Mining Museum at Matlock Bath