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Midland Institute of Mining Engineers

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c.1857 The South Yorkshire Viewers' Association was formed

1869 The South Yorkshire Viewers' Association was amalgamated with the Midland Institute of Mining Engineers. The inaugural meeting of the new body was held at Barnsley; members included engineers and viewers in the South Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Yorkshire mine districts.[1]

1875 Rules amended and title changed to Midland Institute of Mining, Civil and Mechanical Engineers

1890 Mr. T. W. H. Mitchell, secretary of the Midland Institute attended the first AGM of the Federated Institution of Mining Engineers.[2]

1923 Rules amended and title changed to Midland Institute of Mining Engineers

1960s Merger of the Institution of Mining Engineers with the National Association of Colliery Managers (NACM) with NACM surrendering its Royal Charter on the 29th July 1969.

In Yorkshire the two bodies were represented by the National Association of Colliery Managers (Yorkshire Branch), and the Midland Institute of Mining Engineers.

1971 The amended Charter and Bye Laws of the Institution of Mining Engineers were approved by the Privy Council.

The Midland Institute of Mining Engineers became a branch of the Institution of Mining Engineers

Following the merger, the Institution of Mining Engineers changed from a being a Federal Body to one of geographical Branches, with subscriptions being collected at national level by the Institution of Mining Engineers, rather than through the individual Branches. In Yorkshire donations were collected by the Midland Institute of Mining Engineers.

1995 Amalgamated with the Institute of Mining Mechanical and Mining Electrical Engineers (Yorkshire Branch). Title amended to Institution of Mining Engineers (Yorkshire Branch).

1998 Title amended to Institution of Mining and Metallurgy (Yorkshire Branch).

2002 Title amended to The Midland Institute of Mining Engineers (Yorkshire Branch).

2006 Geographical coverage expanded to include the Nottinghamshire branch of the Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

2007 Celebrated its 150th year. Current membership of over 800 members in the UK and overseas.

Most members are also members of Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.


  • Presidents included:
    • Major N. E. Webster 1943-44
    • H. Saul, 1957-58
    • G. A. Corden, 1962-63
    • E. Hoyle 1967-68
    • H. T. Ramsey 1970-71
    • J. Blunt 1971-72






See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1869/07/09
  2. The Engineer 1890/01/24
  • [1] MIMinE website
  • [2] Midland Institute of Mining Engineers Yearbook 2007/8