Woodhorn Archives, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 9YF

09:30 a.m. on Saturday 21st May 2011

Come and join us on the beautiful Northumbrian Coast and learn all about mining, not just coal mining, but also the lead and iron ore mining that took place in Durham, Northumberland and the adjacent counties. We have collected a group of local experts who will tell you the story of mining in the region and assist you with names and stories to enhance your research. Time has been allowed for a visit to the Northumberland Archives and the Durham Mining Museum.

For accessing the archives, be aware that CARN cards are not accepted and you will have to bring photo identification and proof of home address. Details of what is required are given on the Woodhorn Archives website, where there is a guide to using the Study Centre.


09:30 - 10:15 Arrival: Registration and Coffee
10:15 - 10:20 Welcome and Introduction
10:20 - 10:50Woodhorn Archives mining records - Duty Woodhorn Archivist
10:50 - 11:00 Comfort Break
11:00 - 12:00Durham Mining Museum and DMM Website - Kev Duncan
12:00 - 14:00 Finger Buffet Lunch, and opportunity to visit Museum and Archives
14:00 - 15:00Early Miners 'Surname lists for Northumbria' - Geoff Nicholson
15:00 - 15:15 Comfort Break
15:15 - 16:15Mining Durham's Hidden Depths - Gill Parkes (Durham County Record Office)
16:15 - 16:35 Wrap up, Q&A etc., Close of Seminar

To make the day more interactive, everyone is invited to bring along details of their studies for display and sharing. We shall have pin boards available and the seminar coordinator will liaise with you beforehand.

We regret that booking for the seminar has now closed.

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