The generosity of Mr Antonio Fernández Couto, who coordinated the work, allowed us to have access to the splendid document “Muíños of Neda”, which will result in a better development of the corresponding catalogue cards for our inventory. Receive him and the other participants in such a beautiful educational task our deepest gratitude.
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We have received in this fifth year of our life a very special gift: the permission of his author, Mr Mario Valdivieso Mateo, and of the editors, the Association Board of Trustees Ethnographic Museum of A Capela, to put to disposal of our associated the First Prize of Investigation Ferro Caaveiro, “A Capela, na procura da luz eléctrica”, published the year 2008 in the magazine O Retorno, by the Ethnographic Museum of A Capela. It goes for them both our deepest gratitude; and for our associated, the congratulations for having access to such a precious work.
In a resolution adopted yesterday, 8th of March, by the Standing Committee meeting in Paris, the Assembly of the Council of Europe has made a series of practical recommendations to member States with a view to preserving Europe’s industrial heritage.
To ensure that such protection is effective, the PACE (Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe) has proposed that a European label for industrial heritage be developed. According to the conclusions of the rapporteur on this issue, Ismeta Dervoz (Bosnia and Herzegovina, EPP/CD), the Assembly has also invited the EU and UNESCO to consider the possibility of launching, together with the Council of Europe, a European Industrial Heritage Year in 2015, as proposed by E-FAITH.
The information on the E-FAITH campaign is on: http://www.e-faith.org/home/?q=content/european-industrial-and-technical-heritage-year-2015
If your association hasn’t yet endorsed the memorandum, please do it now as soon as possible and send it back to E-FAITH secretariat. Please ask other associations to endorse the memorandum too.
Os Amenadás Mill (Alders’ Mill) celebrates in this year its first two hundred years of life. Designed to house until six mills, the building received two turbine mills that provided flours to the region during more than a hundred years. Recovered in the decade of 1970, it keeps in operation one of the mills, which still provide flour to its owners (More information in the catalogue card number 243).
In March 2006, the First European Conference of Industrial Tourism was held in Angers (France). In November 2008, Toledo (Spain) hosted the second one in November 2008, and Turin (Italy) was the seat of the third one in October 2010.
We are now coming back of the closure of the Fourth European Conference of Industrial Tourism, hosted this time in the villa of São João da Madeira, Aveiro district of the metropolitan area of Porto, in the neighbourhood of Portugal. And during the closing session of the conference we were informed that within the proposals presented for appointment, it was Ferrol the place chosen for the celebration of the Fifth European Conference of Industrial Tourism by November 2014. It yields that way the seed sown by the end of February 2010 when we held in the city of Ferrol the Fifth Congress for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage and the Public Works in Spain.
All the European Conference editions are targeted to tourist professionals, public authorities, business organisations, tourist consultants, interested companies, industrial heritage associations, University academics and students.
This Conference is expected to boost Industrial Tourism in Spain, particularly in Galicia, by raising the awareness and know-how of the national public bodies and interested companies, as well as promoting networking among them.
The wonderful recreation made by Cristian Freire from the black and white picture of La Molinera Gallega by 1916, when the industrial building was transformed into an educational institution named Jesus’ Holy Heart School
Three Paper Mills were established by the banks of the Belelle River, and later transformed into Water Mills, a more cost-efficient industry