Vieille Montagne Archives

One of the aims of the website is to establish an online archive of digital copies of original documents and/or their translations into various languages, or at least to offer directions to documents in public archives such as the State Archive in Liege, Belgium, and Cumbria County Records Office in Carlisle, England. It is hoped that this website will become an information exchange for researchers.

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Vieille Montagne Coal Invoice

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Archives

Examples of Vieille Montagne Application of zinc, c1880 brochure

with thanks to VMZINC

Examples of Application of zinc, c1855 brochure

In 1851, at the Great Exhibition in the Crystal Palace, London, a cast
zinc statue of Queen Victoria was put on display by the Vieille
Montagne (See it in the Photo Gallery). Zinc was a relatively new and innovative material that in many situations could replace lead. But
people had to be convinced. This brochure provided a list of
structures in England, Belgium and France where zinc had been
successfully applied.
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Examples of Vieille Montagne Application of zinc, c1880 brochure

with thanks to VMZINC

VM world wide operations, 1905 catalogue

In the early 1900's the Vieille Montagne was the world leader in zinc extraction, processing and marketing, with mines, dressing plants, rolling mills, factories and agencies in many countries. By 1905 the VM was well established at Nenthead in Cumbria, and at one time it provided 60% of British zinc output.
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VM Zinc as a roofing material

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Zinc as a roofing material, 1880 brochure

This attractive brochure again extols the virtues of zinc as a building material, it was lightweight, flexible and durable. The booklet contains some excellent coloured architectural drawings of the time.
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Vieille Montagne Modern Day

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VMZinc Building Envelopes (Modern Day)

How the use of zinc has moved on. Compare this photograph with
illustrations in the brochure of c1880.
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Vieille Montagne Centenary Book 1837-1937

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VM 1837-1910 Book

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Nenthead Mines Annual Report 1942 (Cumbria Records Office)

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About Us
The Vieille Montagne brings historians, genealogists and researchers from around Europe together into a co-operative project investigating the history of the Vieille Montagne and its workers.
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Vieille Montagne History - Archives