The old tanning factory of San Juan de Furelos (Melide), established in 1817, worked without interruption until 1965.
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Since the first Seminar held in 1995 in Santiago de Compostela, the International Congresses of Molinology are a referent in the study of the mills and other traditional devices, and in the almost two decades that they perform in different places of the Spanish geography, they accumulate an important investigation archive on this ethnographic heritage.
The Ninth International Congress of Molinology, promoted by the Association for the Conservation and Study of the Mills (ACEM) in collaboration in this occasion with the Association for the Conservation of the Vegetable Garden of Murcia (HUERMUR), will be held in Murcia on May 9th, 10th and 11th, 2014. You will find wide information in this regard at www.molinologia.es
Small jewels of ours first industrialisation helplessly faint in coastal corners disfigured by our abandonment.
E-FAITH, the European Federation of Associations of Industrial and Technical Heritage is the European platform promoting contacts and co-operation between nonprofit volunteer associations, the place where those can meet, exchange experiences, learn from each other and support each other’s activities and campaigns.
After the successful meetings in Beringen (Belgium), Kortrijk (Belgium), Barcelona (Spain), Calais (France), Tilburg (The Netherlands), and London (United Kingdom), E-FAITH is now going to organize in Neuchâtel (Switzerland) a Seventh European Contact Weekend for volunteers and nonprofit organizations that are engaged in the research, the preservation, the interpretation and/or the presentation of the industrial and technical heritage.
It will again be an open and stimulating meeting where organizations and individuals can present and compare their ideas, projects and results, and find out where cooperation or common projects can grow, how they can support the aims of colleagues and how colleagues can support their objectives. Furthermore to this, during this year’s weekend we will visit:
- School for Conservation and Restoration in Neuchâtel.
- International Clock Museum in La Chaux-de-Fonds.
- Suchard heritage in Serrières.
- Asphalt mines in La Presta.
The slow and curious climbing by the Neda’s mountainside of Marraxón, allow us to complete the location and documentation of two more elements to incorporate to the Inventory: Labora and Vilasuso tanning factories.
The spa as industry arose in the 18th century and consolidated along the 19th century, complementing its therapeutic nature as a social centre that alternated sportive, cultural, playful and festive activities.
After the break of decadence of spas that happened through the second third of the 20th century, it will follow its brilliant start as health resorts at the end of the 1980 decade, now with new commercial criteria, more dynamic and modern, oriented to users of all ages and conditions, like another option within the general field of the tourism industry.
Spaces of Sound is a proposal of music in various spaces of cultural interest, proposal in which concerts and activities are free until booking the capacity of the enclosures in which they are going to perform.
In this sixth edition, the programme goes from September 8th through October 27th. All around Galicia you will be able to choose music, dance, workshops and other activities performed around our cultural heritage.
In this link www.espazossonoros.org you will find detailed notice of the different events.
Manuela Santalla sent us some pretty Juan Carlos Rico’s photographs shot during the celebration journey for the centenary of the first on railway voyage between Ferrol and Betanzos.
It was first a factory of chemical products, mainly alcohols and bleaches. Afterwards, Álvaro Pazos, César Lombera and other partners tried to turn it into a dockyard. But they finished at last doing works of mechanics, foundry and boilermaking. Another history to write …