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Welcome to the Web Site of the UK's National Mining Memorabilia Association.
Site Last Updated on 29th January 2011
It is the intent of this site to introduce those visiting it to the background and history related to the many fascinating types of mining memorabilia commonly collected and researched in the United Kingdom. In addition the site introduces the aims and activities of the NMMA and its members. We hope you enjoy our site and if so please remember to re-visit it again as it is constantly being updated and revised. Click on the update link above to see what we have recently added to our site.
Please leave us your comments and suggestions in our Guestbook and visit our Web Forum where you can take part in the discussion and exchange of ideas relating to various types of mining memorabilia or aspects of British Mining History. Alternatively if you are looking for a particular item of memorabilia or have something to dispose of you can always post an entry free in our Classified Ads. Section.
If you wish to know more about the NMMA have a look at the Our Aims section. Alternatively if you would like to become a members of the Association have a look at our Contact/Join Us of our web site or alternatively the would like to join the Association.
An Introduction To Commonly Collected & Researched Types Of Mining Memorabilia:
Paranumismatics - This group constitutes a very wide range of tokens, checks and medals spanning over 350 years of British Mining History. Such items are usually categorized into one of the following groups;
Lamps - Miner's lamps are one of the most popular types of mining memorabilia that are collected and studied. They are usually categorized into one of the following groups;
Badges - There are at least 2000 different examples of mining badge known to exist from the UK. Although most of these examples were issued during the year long national coal miners' strike of 1984/85 the tradition of miners' issuing union and strike support badges dates back to at least 1858. This tradition has resulted in generating a rich and colourful testament to British mining plus the wider social and political histories of the coalfield communities.
Miscellaneous Items - Amongst the many other types of British mining memorabilia that are commonly collected and studied are included ephemera, share certificates, post cards, china plates, explosives related items, helmets and even bricks. The list is diverse and endless.
Mining Memorabilia & NMMA Feature Pages:
Members Articles - If you've enjoyed surfing the above sections and would like to read some more in depth articles concerning various types of mining memorabilia (particularly mining paranumismatics) try this section of our web site.
Mystery Mining Memorabilia Items - If you fancy a challenge why not have a look at this area of our site which contains a variety of short articles and snips sent in by collectors requiring help in identifying various items of "mystery" mining memorabilia.29/01/11
Unless stated otherwise (see acknowledgements page) copyright of all material on this web site belongs to the NMMA Webmaster. © Mark Smith 2000, 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 & 2006, 2009,2010 & 2011.
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This Forum has been created as a means by which visitors to the site can take part in the discussion of, or ask questions regarding the subjects of British mining history and/or memorabilia. Please note the Forum has now expanded and occupies several pages. The individual views and comments expressed in this Forum are not necessarily those up held by the NMMA.
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