Barry Gamble has been visiting Cornish mine sites, above and below ground, since the early 1970s. After a career in industry, he entered the specialist field of heritage interpretation in the 1990s while also becoming a part-time lecturer at the University of Plymouth. From 2003, Barry was a member of the Bid Team for the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site as principal author of the nomination to UNESCO’s World Heritage List (see Cornish Mining World Heritage). Following successful inscription in 2006, this experience led to further projects in Australia, Mexico, South Africa, New Zealand, South America, Poland and Japan.
Barry continues to study a variety of Cornish subjects and works regularly and extensively across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, always with a camera close to hand. He is author of Cornish Mines: St Just to Redruth and Cornish Mines: Gwennap to the Tamar, both published in our Pocket Cornwall series.