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Posted: 01/12/2017 10:36:48
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The NMRS try to produce 2 volumes per year, these are free to members but are available from myself and other outlets, these are a great read and full of information

British Mining 104 - Memoirs A5, softback 88pp cost £10.00 - the chapters are as follows and you will note one written by the late Ivor Brown

William & Mary Mine, Tavistock, Devon (Alasdair Neill)
A history of the drainage of the Tyne collieries (Nigel A. Chapman)
A history of Baddesley Colliery, Warwickshire (Nigel A. Chapman)
A post war jig, S.E. of Moor Intake Farm, Arkengarthdale, North Yorkshire – Addendum (Shaun Richardson and Richard Lamb)
Harlaxton Ironstone Quarry 1940-1977 (Ivor Brown)
Voel Mines (Merioneth) Ltd and the search for a processing mill (R.M. Callender)
Mining Memorials in Scotland (Jim Henry)
The Dunkirk Coal Pit and the Constant Mary Waterwheel (Brian Jeffery)

There were problems with the quality of the previous volume which has been withdrawn and republished and iis now of the usual high standard you normally expect

British Mining No 103 John Taylor and Sons and their three “Drops of Comfort” – their lead mines at Linares, Jaén, Southern Spain, Robert W. Vernon, Sb, A5, 250pp £12.00
During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, British companies exploited the rich mining areas of Spain, bringing with them substantial capital and technological resources. This was an important factor in the decline of lead mining in the UK. The world famous mining house of John Taylor and Sons developed three large companies: the Linares Lead Mining Company, the Fortuna Company and the Alamillos Company which together paid consistent dividends for well over 50 years from about 1850 until the start of the First World War. These companies were the Taylors’ ‘Three Drops of Comfort’, which brought great wealth to the family..

This account also includes the history of two more modest ventures: the Buena Ventura Company and Spanish Mining Properties which were developed towards the end of this period. This is a comprehensive work with over ninety illustrations and 250 pages and is a fitting tribute to British mining expertise in its heyday.

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Posted: 01/12/2017 13:13:39
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Good to see Ali Neill's William & Mary article has made the light of day.

Ali was putting the finishing touches to it just before he died. At the time he was too ill to get out on site so I was his legs. I was recovering from a ruptured Achilles and somewhat lame, so I was hobbling up and down the dumps. Truly a case of the blind leading the blind.

Hopefully next Easter should see the release of Ali's book on Wheal Trewavas.
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Posted: 01/12/2017 13:16:11
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Tamarmole wrote:

Good to see Ali Neill's William & Mary article has made the light of day.

Ali was putting the finishing touches to it just before he died. At the time he was too ill to get out on site so I was his legs. I was recovering from a ruptured Achilles and somewhat lame, so I was hobbling up and down the dumps. Truly a case of the blind leading the blind.

Hopefully next Easter should see the release of Ali's book on Wheal Trewavas.


I missed reading Ali's name as I was concentrating on Ivor and becomes even more of a memorial publication!!

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