Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Rúa’s Shipyard

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Estaleiro de Chibilí (Manuel Lara, 2017)

The riverside shipyard of Juan Rúa, known as “Chibilí”, since 1910 has ruled over the beach of A Xunqueira, in Meira.

Electric flour mill in Muros

Monday, 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

Wednesday, 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

Friday, 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

Monday, May 21st, 2018

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

San Francisco Beach Salting Factory

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

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

San Francisco Beach Salting Factory

Vigo’s Bay industry from the sea

Friday, April 13th, 2018

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

European year of cultural heritage

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

European Year of Cultural Heritage

March 8th

Thursday, 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

Tuesday, 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.