120th Anniversary: 6th-7th August 2016

Alston Moor Historical Society would like to thank Nenthead Gala Committee, Nenthead Village Hall Committee, Nenthead Primary School, Nenthead Chapel Project, the staff of Killhope Lead Mining Museum in County Durham, who crossed the county boundary to lend their assistance, and the people of Nenthead who worked hard to cut grass, put up international flag bunting all over and generally tidy up the village.

AMHS would also like to thank the Lottery for the grant that enabled this event to be put on.

Conference Timeline

  • 6th August 2016 10:00

    Opening of the Conference

    Opening of the VM Conference
  • Opening Comments Jeff Rogers

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    jeff Rogers
  • VM on Alston Moor - General Alastair Robertson

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  • VM origins and in the world Roger Baltus

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    Roger Baltus
  • VM on Alston Moor - Technical Peter Jackson

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    Peter Jackson
  • Break for Lunch Lunch Time

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    VM Conference - Lunch
  • The Lives of the Italians Armando Angelucci

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    VM Conference - Armando Angelucci
  • Ore Processing and Museums Daniel Sobanski

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    VM Conference - Daniel Sobanski
  • Vieille Montagne since 1950 Jonathan Lowy

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  • End of Conference All the speakers

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    VM Conference - All the Speakers
  • Claudia Eickhoff (L) & Sylvie Fabeck (R) Unveiling of the VM Plaque

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    Claudia Eickhoff (L) & Sylvie Fabeck (R)

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Our guests from Belgium, France, Germany and Italy, were very impressed, they were enthusiastic about everything that happened and took part in as many activities as possible.

It was a privilege for us that Mrs.Ida Bettoni and Mr.Vincenzo Nanni, from the Pestarena Mining Society in the Italian Alps, where some of the Italian miners came from, should open the Gala, and that two ladies from Kelmis in Belgium, the birthplace of the Vieille Montagne in 1837, should unveil the information plaque that now stands in the centre of Nenthead.

Conference at Nenthead Village Hall

Places are available for the conference at a price of £20. This includes a light lunch at the conference, an underground mine trip, a visit by vintage bus to Barneycraig Mine, and overground trips around the mine site and the village. The Brewery Shaft experience incurs an extra cost of £6.00 to cover insurance.
 
Saturday 6th August Conference
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10.00-10.30 Arrival, tea and welcome

- Jeff Rogers
 
10.30-11.15 VM on Alston Moor - General
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- Alastair Robertson
 
11.15-12.00 VM origins and in the world
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- Roger Baltus
 
12.00-12.45 VM on Alston Moor - Technical
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- Peter Jackson
 
12.45-13.45 Lunch
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13.45-14.30 Lives of the Italians
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- Armando Angelucci
 
14.30-15.15 Ore processing and museums
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- Daniel Sobanski
 
15.15-16.00 VM since 1950
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- Jonathan Lowy
 
16.00-16.30 Discussion and closing address
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- Alastair Robertson
 
Unveiling Of A Plaque To The Vieille Montagne
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