Cannock Chase Mining Historical Society Meetings


Founded 2002

  Dear Member

At the AGM February you the members requested that we hold informal coffee mornings where members can meet up and talk with each other about what ever they would like to.

There will be no speaker but there will be a raffle.

The first COFFEE MORNING of this society will take place on Thursday 9th August at the Museum of Cannock Chase commencing at 11.00am we hope to see you there.

The next members talk after this will be on Wednesday 3rd October starting at 3.00pm at the Museum of Cannock Chase

when Mr Blair Smillie will give a talk on The Life and times of Robert Smillie

Please make an effort to attend

Best Regards

Alan Dean (Chairman)


4 responses to “Cannock Chase Mining Historical Society Meetings

  1. I have an account of a visit by the Notts Mining Students Association to the Cannock Wood Mine on Saturday June the Thirtieth in the year of Nineteen thirty Four. A good general description of the surface of that mine is given and the nature of its unusual DC power supply at that time plus the fact that 6 Kv AC was set underground well before NCB.

    • Hi Yelhsa,
      Thank you for the information – is there any chance of our receiving a copy please?
      John (CWS)

      • I did send a copy to Alan Dean ccmhs but I could send it again to another location. Having been in a position to go through documents destined for destruction I have taken home quite a lot of things interesting to me. I have a set of photographs from Staffordshire House regarding the salvage of NCB Wryley No3 Engine and also the Electrical Diagrams of the same. I have posted some of the pictures on Flickr tagged Wryley Colliery. This engine was salvaged and re installed at Langton Colliery for use at a shaft that was kept open for pumping in order to protect Bentinck Colliery from water.

      • If you can email it , please send it to
        Chasewater Railway Museum.

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