November 15th, 2014
Pesquero de Altura “Bernardo Alfageme” (Foto Javier Alonso, 2013)
Seventy years after construction, and after forty four years of effective service, the trawler “Bernardo Alfageme”, yielded in the year 2000 to the Municipality of Vigo and carefully restored, might be left in land by the laziness and municipal ineptitude.
Buit in 1944, in the shipyard “Hijos de J. Barreras”, this ship is today the only fishing trawler of the first half of the 20th century that remains and that can still show us how its fourteen crew members were living confronting the hard fishing expeditions to the Grand Sole.
Mr James G. Skinner, who was Honorary British Consul in Galicia, sent us a copy of the letter he addressed to the Valedor del Ciudadano, in which he asks for the location in the Museo del Mar of such an outstanding element of the industrial heritage of Galicia, alive sample of the brilliant epoch of the fishing, the conserve and the naval construction in our land.
October 23rd, 2014
A caldeira e dous dos autoclaves de Conservas Sueiro (Manuel Lara, 2014)
After seventy years since the start-up, the general condition of conservation is very good, and some pieces have been carefuly and curiously restored for the owner. The set happens to be the most complete and representative that exists in Galicia of the fish and shellfish canning industry of the second half of the 20th century. Can we expect some protection measure that complements the fondness of his owners?
September 28th, 2014
Maquinaria sistema austro húngaro de Philippe Lafon (Manuel Lara, 2014)
Without any type of grants, only the fondness of his owners has achieved to keep still standing this jewel of the Ourense’s industrial heritage.
August 25th, 2014
Muíño de Villavicencio (Manuel Lara, 2014)
Since 1787 on, Villavicencio’s Flour Mill, harnessed the River Cádavo waters in Perlío (Fene).
August 1st, 2014
Telleira dos Vieites (Manuel Lara, 2014)
The old roof tileworks at O Facho (Cambados), founded about 1870 and that worked without interruption up to the 1970 decade.
July 8th, 2014
In most European countries volunteers and NGOs are working hard to turn the Campaign ‘2015 European Industrial and Technical Heritage Year’ into a succes. May we call everbody, organizations and individuals, to join this initiative – it’s upon you and so many other to take up the challenge.
Please spread the message via you’re your media: your newsletter or journal, website, newsgroups, social media etc.
If your association or institute does have ideas or plans special activities for 2015, if you are looking for contacts and co-operation with colleagues or similar organizations in other European countries then get as soon as possible in touch with the European campaign secretariat:
European Federation of Associations of Industrial and Technical Heritage (E-FAITH)
c/o Vredelaan 72, B-8500 Kortrijk (Belgium)
or see the websites www.e-faith.org/home www.industrialheritage2015.eu
June 23rd, 2014
The “III Jornadas Andaluzas de Patrimonio Industrial y la Obra Pública” (Industrial Heritage and Public Works) are to be held in Malaga (Spain) as of October 23 through 25, 2014. More information in:
May 22nd, 2014
The Juanelo Turriano Foundation summons two scholarships for the accomplishment of doctoral theses endowed with 14,400 Euros per year each one. The thesis must turn on own matters of the history of the science or of the technology, the relation of the topic being valued by the history of the engineering for the fields of the hydraulics, civil constructions, mechanics or architecture. The term for the presentation of requests concludes on June 13, 2014. More information in: http://www.juaneloturriano.com/noticias/2014/04/07/convocatoria-de-becas-de-doctorado
May 8th, 2014
Only forty days left for the start of The Fifth European Conference on Industrial Tourism, which matches with the third edition of Crossroads of Europe, both to be held in Ferrol. In the web http://www.europeanindustrialtourism.com one can find all the details relating to both events. See you there!
April 25th, 2014
Complexo mineiro de Fontao (Manuel Lara, 2009)
There seems some of those we allow the management of our taxes to, they do not know that “urban-planning or cultural protection of a good guarantees its conservation, whereas the conservation is not a guarantee for protection”.
The initial approval of the General Plan for Municipal Planning of the Municipality of Vila de Cruces (Pontevedra), last February 17 of currents, does not contemplate any degree of protection for the set of Fontao’s mining facilities (Catalogue Card no. 106 at Buxa’s Inventory), which -mutatis mutandi- means the kick-off for its destruction.
The industrial heritage is a common good that tells about us, and that we must estimate and value as inseparable part of our cultural heritage. To know it is the first step to respect it; to respect it is the best way to preserve it; to protect it is the only way to preserve it.
Any action or omission that propitiates the lack of protection for the Fontao’s mining industry shall be another stick in the wheels of ourselves’ own respect indispensable recovery. That’s why we request to, in the period of allegations to the General Plan of Municipal Planning for the Municipality of Vila de Cruces, consider a suitable protection accordingly to the patrimonial importance of a mining area documented at least from 1871, still in the best conditions for a recovery, conservation and valuation that should not be difficult to gain.