Voices of the Cornish Mining Landscape

Voices of the Cornish Mining Landscape  – by Cornish mining migration specialist Dr Sharron P. Schwartz – is a unique undertaking, based around interviews with former mine workers and other local residents who live in the Central Mining District (the towns of Camborne and Redruth and the constellation of mining villages around them). The book addresses how Cornish mining heritage is regarded by individuals and “…is a work exploring the Cornish mining landscape from the perspective of those who lived and are living within it.”

The springboard for the ‘Voices’ initiative was an oral testimony project managed by the Mineral Tramways Project in partnership with the University of Exeter’s Institute of Cornish Studies Cornwall Audio Visual Archive (CAVA). ‘Voices’ relied on the enthusiasm and efforts of many people, in particular a group of intrepid volunteers who recorded interviews with local people who gave up their time to talk. The book also contains specially commissioned portraits of some of the interviewees, taken by Cornwall based photographer, Vince Bevan.

“This is a very impressive and timely work which, for the first time, presents the views and opinions of individuals in relation to our globally important mining heritage.”

Ainsley Cocks, Cornish Mining World Heritage Site Office

Voices of the Cornish Mining Landscape


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Voices of the Cornish Mining Landscape – limited copies available from the Cornubian Press

128 pages softback 155mm by 233mm 

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