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club logo   Wirksworth Mines Research Group
Contact: Secretary Year formed: 1978
Email: contact [at]  Membership: 25
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Area of interest: Lead mines and soughs in the Wirksworth area of Derbyshire, with particular emphasis on Jacksons Mine, Middleton-by-Wirksworth.
Main geographical areas:
Classes of membership: Ordinary £15. Members are also required to purchase BCA insurance.
Archive collection: Photographic records, and surveys of local mines.
Artefact collection: Donated to Peak District Mining Museum, Good Luck Mine Preservation Society, and Wirksworth Heritage Centre.
Sites owned, leased,
licensed or access controlled:
Access to several mines in the Wirksworth area. Underground visits can be arranged, but only for BCA cardholders and experienced underground explorers. Underground visitors must be accompanied by WMRG members.
Current projects: Exploration, surveying and digging of Jacksons Mine, Middleton-by-Wirksworth, Derbyshire.
Services: One hydraulic powered winch and a generator.
Club Headquarters: Jacksons Mine, Middleton-by-Wirksworth, Derbyshire.

The view down the 438ft-deep main haulage
shaft of Jacksons Mine.

Rescue and consolidation of Jacksons Mine main haulage shaft in 2011.

Last updated: 08/06/2023

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