Barry Gamble

Barry Gamble photo

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, Cornish Mines: Gwen­nap to the Tamar, and Cornwall’s Great Houses and Gar­dens, all pub­lished in our Pocket Corn­wall series.