The more you know,
the more you realise you don't know.
Research is about re-searching, looking for more, discovering more, and learning more. It is also about revising assumptions, modifying ideas, and correcting mistakes.
This portal is for all of those things, but it is a swing door and your ideas, thoughts and knowledge can pass through it too. Over the years I have been wrong many times and had to correct things, so I will not be offended if you happen to supply supported, contrary information. In fact, I would be happy to discover and learn even more about this quiet corner of Spain.
An Invitation Accepted
With so little documentation of the post war history of this area, I have been delighted by the response to my invitation for contributions to this work. Spanish historians, anthropologists, mining enthusiasts and conservationists who know people who worked in the area in the 1940’s and 1950’s have contacted me, offering everything from snippets to volumes of information about this obscured era. One or two of them have even tried to help me to understand the local vernacular. Spanish, but not as we know it, these local words and phrases have been bamboozling outsiders for centuries.
A special mention must go to Pedro Perales Larios who provided me with a whole raft of his old Facebook posts. So many of which prompted the response, “Who knew?” that I have gathered them into a section under the heading Pearls from Perales.