Mining Badges from The Cannock Chase Mining History Society

Alan Dean of the Cannock Chase Mining Historical Society (CCHS) has sent in news of a new badge which is now available to both CCMHS members and none members a-like. The badge is 28mm in diameter and has a broach pin fastener at the rear, it is priced at 4.50 including standard first class P&P.

If you would like to purchase a badge you should  e-mail: or reserve one by post. There have only been 100 of these badges stamped and no more are to be made so its first come first served basis.

Artists Impressions

In August/September of 2004 the CCHS will be issuing a set of new commemorative mining badges. These will it will depict the logo of the "West Cannock Colliery Company Ltd" which was used by the company from 1869 to 1951 when it went into liquidation. The design is a Blackcock, a bird which was prolific on Cannock Chase until its disappearance in 1932.

These 28 mm badges will be produced in the best quality brass with a high quality hard enamel finish plus a broach style fastener. They will be produced as a limited edition of 300. This number will be split into two colours 150 red and 150 blue each set will be numbered on the reverse from 1 - 150. The badges will not be re-struck once stocks have sold.

These commemorative badges will be priced at 4.00 each plus 1.00 P&P and are to be sold on a first come first served basis. Anyone who is interested in purchasing any of these badges should contact Alan Dean at e-mail: .

For more information and to check the current availability of the above badges (or membership of the CCHS) contact Alan Dean c/o; 27 Melbourne Road, Heath Hayes, Cannock, Staffordshire. WS12 2SH.