Also as announced at the AGM, the Society has decided to mark the centenary of the Levant Disaster with a book. This will be in the nature of an anthology; it will include material on the disaster but we also see it as an opportunity to publish recent research on the history of Levant. We are therefore appealing for hitherto unpublished material about the mine and any recent research or work in progress, which authors feel appropriate to such a volume. We would also welcome proposed articles which could be ready for a publication date of autumn 2019 for discussion. I am happy to say that my appeal at the AGM has already borne fruit with a number of suggestions. I know that October 2019 seems a long way off but we need to start planning now. It remains a Society ambition to publish a definitive history of Levant in due but that is still some way in the future.
Our autumn offering returns to the Tamar Valley. William Woolcock was a Mine Captain at Devon Great Consols and we are publishing his diary spanning the years 1886 to 1900. Authors, Rick Stewart and Robert Waterhouse have joined forces to transcribe, edit and explain this most interesting picture of the final years at DGC.