Electric flour mill in Muros

July 16th, 2018

Muíño eléctrico de Joaquín Iglesias Calderón, ca. 1910 (Manuel Lara, 2018)

As in other places, in Muros the shortage of usable water currents for the milling of cereals was alleviated with the construction of windmills (there are five identified). The arrival of electricity finally solved the problem.

Ponte Norte Hydro Power Plant

June 20th, 2018

The industrial heritage in Galicia: situation and prospects. The coming Tuesday, June 26th, will be an excellent opportunity to get up to date driven by the expert speech of Professor Xoán Carmona.

Ponte Norte Hydro Power Plant

June 8th, 2018

Central hidroeléctrica nun muíño do río Xubia (Manuel Lara, 1991)

Installed in what was a flour mill built in 1829

Walking from Rodeira to Balea

May 21st, 2018

ANFACO Museum summons to a walk from Rodeira to Punta Balea (Cangas do Morrazo)

San Francisco Beach Salting Factory

May 16th, 2018

Almacén de salga en San Francisco (Manuel Lara, 2013)

San Francisco Beach Salting Factory

Vigo’s Bay industry from the sea

April 13th, 2018

A new tour -the sixth one- on the industrial history around Vigo’s Bay

European year of cultural heritage

March 22nd, 2018

European Year of Cultural Heritage

March 8th

March 8th, 2018

Today may be the most appropriate day to remember that the development achieved has been based on the exploitation of women and children.

A Freixa Power Plant

February 13th, 2018

Central eléctrica da Freixa en O Pozo, San Lázaro, A Pobra do Caramiñal (Manuel Lara, 2017)

Since 1899, the hydroelectric power plant of “Eléctrica de la Puebla” supplied electricity in A Pobra do Carmiñal, and since 1904 in Ribeira too. In order to be able to provide a better service during the low seasons, in 1909 permission was requested for the construction on A Freixa beach of an auxiliary power plant with a coal boiler and a steam engine.

La Minerva

January 13th, 2018

La Minerva, fábrica de papel continuo (Manuel Lara, 2010)

From the ruins of “La Torre del Río” the Rivero de Aguilar family built around 1847 a paper mill that would become in 1862 the first continuous paper factory that existed Galicia