While preparing the edition of a book on the ceramic industry in the Ferrol Estuary, we have witnessed the ruin of the Ares’ Tile Kilns.
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The Galician Royal Academy of Fine Arts, created in 1849 to promote, study, contribute to safeguarding, the awareness of the arts and the Galician cultural heritage, in its meeting of January 31st, 2015, decided to establish the “day of the Galician Arts”.
To celebrate the Galician Arts’ Day, it was chosen April 1st of each year, in memory of the same day of the year 1188, engraved in the heading of the rudder of the “Pórtico de la Gloria” to certify that the work is directed, from the foundation, by Master Mateo.
In this European Industrial and Technical Heritage Year, Buxa, the Association for the Galicia’s Industrial Heritage summons the Buxa 2015 Research Prize. Click here to review the terms and conditions.
In this 2015 are met two hundred and fifty years of building the Dockyard Workshop Shed of the Arsenal of Ferrol, 374 meters long, the largest factory building built in Europe at the time.
By courtesy of the author, researcher Juan José Burgoa Fernández, and with the permission of José Luis López Sangil, President of the Cultural Association of Historical Studies of Galicia, we offer our partners the work done on this iconic work of Ferrol industrial heritage, “El Tinglado de Maestranza del Arsenal de Ferrol” (Members only tab), published in Volume X (year 2014) of Nalgures magazine, published by that association.
We begin the New Year with the joy of knowing that “Entremos na Panificadora”, a portal so interesting as useful in the area of the industrial heritage has returned to the Internet: welcome, and many thanks for your work.
On the other hand, in most European countries volunteers and NGOs are working hard to turn the Campaign ‘2015 European Industrial and Technical Heritage Year’ into a success. May we call everybody, 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.
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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.
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?
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.