Premio de Investigación Buxa 2015-2016
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According to data collected by Santiago Llovo Taboada in his splendid work, was built in 1909 in the Paseo del Cabo or Paseo de Bombe, in the town of Muros, in the salting warehouse there erected by Bentura Moreu Teixidor around 1870. The industrial activity ceased with the death of Joaquín Vieta in 1930. Between the summer of 1937 and 1938 it was used as a prison for more than three hundred prisoners from Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria, Basque Country and Madrid qualified as “Republicans”. Rented at the beginning of the 1940 decade to José Folgueira Rubido, neighbour of Ortigueira, and, in the second half of the same decade, to Ricardo Castro Rego, also of Ortigueira. In 1974, the old canning factory was purchased, modernized and put back into operation by Daniel Rodríguez Blanco, born in Carnota and Muros’ neighbour. Almost thirty years later, despite the efforts of his son, Daniel Rodríguez Otero, the factory of “Conservas Leocadia” cease its activity at the beginning of the year 2000. By 2012, the concession was rescued by the State, which decided its demolition to complete the expansion of the road Muros-Corcubión in that section. However, was only demolished the enlargement that Daniel Rodríguez made, being built instead a small sitting area and a viewpoint. The old canning factory of Vieta and his house they were saved and protected as heritage.
A promising meeting
Of the remarkable tanning industry that performed in Chantada, Antonio Boo’s leather factory, better known as “a do merluza”, is the only one surviving the devastating effort of our times.
The courtesy and kindness of Professor Emilio Valadé del Río gave us information about the recovered Slaughterhouse of Lugo Municipality, today Exhibition Hall of “Porta Miñá”, the Miño Gate or Carmen Gate that opens in the bi-millennial wall. Along this week we will complete the corresponding record-card in our inventory (it will reach number 383!).
The splendid work of Justino Fernández Negral, gathered in a care volume published by “Ensenada de Ézaro Ediciones” is already on sale in bookstores. Our members are receiving this book as a well-deserved gift.
By courtesy of the Municipality of As Pontes, and conducted by DELOGA, the company that developed the project “As Pontes Industrial Experience”, we participated in the last guided tour of this phase. This time, the company visited was Galparquet, part of the Group of companies founded by Roberto Tojeiro Díaz, the great entrepreneur of As Pontes.
The guided tours to the “living industry” complement and complete the knowledge of our industrial heritage, and, accordingly, they strengthen the foundations of our close collective memory, giving a greater intelligibility to our history and to the impact of the industrialization in our culture.