Mining
Sand Cavern in Wood Mine, Alderley Edge Geevor Mine in Cornwall Golconda Mine in Derbyshire
Sand Cavern in Wood Mine, Alderley Edge Geevor Mine in Cornwall Golconda Mine in Derbyshire

Mining interests grew out of my caving career.  After graduating, I became increasingly interested in the Mines at Alderley Edge and elsewhere in the UK.  Alderley led on to an interest in mining history.

Historic mines provide a fascinating insight into work in previous times and an impressive example of the resourcefulness of our forefathers.  Rarely in this world can one come across a worker's tools still in place 300 years after he left to go home one day.  Exploring how a mine was worked and to where it might extend provide two particular interests in this field.

My connections at Alderley Edge mean that I am happy to offer trips to friends or other interested groups or else I can put you in touch with someone else who can give you a trip down the mines.  I've also revised the 1979 book about The Alderley Edge Mines and copies can be bought through this website by visiting the bookshop.

I have put some mining pictures in the album here.

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(Photos: Left: Sand Cavern, Wood Mine; right: Geevor Mine; by NJD)

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