CLEVELAND MINING HERITAGE SOCIETY
This group was formed in 2011 to bring together people interested in mining history and exploration for their mutual benefit, primarily by obtaining public liability insurance cover for activities related to the investigation of surface remains of mining activity.
We meet on the first Sunday of each month at a mine site near Grosmont where we have access to ironstone mine workings by kind permission of the landowner, and a dig is in progress to attempt to gain further access.
Starting in January 2012 we commenced improving access to another mine in Eskdale, again with the approval of the relevant landowner.
Our interests cover ironstone and lead mines, alum quarries, jet and cement workings, whinstone mines; generally industrial archaeology with a desire to find out more about these mineral extraction activities and to record and publish our findings where possible.
Any activity can be dangerous so it is expected that both the Society and its members act responsibly for the benefit of themselves and everyone else. But it is also great fun working together as a team sharing knowledge and experience.
If you would like more information please contact our secretary