Local historians Juan Antonio Soler and Andrew Devey have been working together for the last two years on a massive project to chart the mining development of the 19th century mines here in the east of the province.
They have uncovered a huge amount of new detail and original photographs, which are about to be published in a book called The local greenways and the history of the mines, railway and cables etc. in the Mojacar, Garrucha, Los Gallardos and Bedar areas.
The book can be pre-ordered now in English or the original Spanish. Andy sent me this info:
I’ve been talking to him about the project, which Andy is very excited about. It seems to be a great thing which can either be dipped into or read with great detail. I have to admit that I’m waiting with excitement for my copy!