Torrox relives its industrial past in a cycle of conferences

Torrox relives its industrial past in a cycle of conferences

Torrox is one of the municipalities of Malaga that holds more historical heritage, although in many cases it is in an advanced state of deterioration. To try to put it in value and make it known to the population, the City Council has organized a series of conferences, which will take place from November 22 to December 13, and which will address oil, wine, sugar and the arrival of the electricity to the axárquica locality.

The Councilor for Culture and Heritage, María de los Ángeles Ruiz (PP), together with the archaeologists Aurora Urdiales and Javier Claros, has presented the III Cycle of Conferences Castillo Bajo. The mayor of Culture has stressed that these «cycles of conferences on the history of Torrox are intended to make known to all neighbors, students and researchers the rich local historical heritage, not only in the sense of material and monumental heritage, but in terms of historical facts of true relevance for the present of our people ». Ruiz recalled that "knowing the history of our people is to know our foundations and our roots, is to know a little more about who we are and wh

In this new edition of a cycle that is organized by the Department of Culture and Heritage, through the Faro de Torrox Interpretation Center and by the Castillo Bajo Cultural Association, the historical accent has been placed on the Torroxeña industry. "We had to study and deepen our wide and varied industry, which over the centuries has contributed to the development and wealth of this municipality, so, precisely, the subtitle of this cycle is that of industry and development," he said the councilor who also stressed that "the theme of the conferences and the level of the speakers is, in this edition," of the highest quality and of a high level. "

Javier Claros, who along with Aurora Urdiales are responsible for attending visits to the Lighthouse Interpretation Center and conducting the guides, has indicated that it is intended to raise awareness about the sugar mill and agriculture "so important in our municipality", pretending, he added «To know the origin of the industrial core of Torrox at that time».

Finally, Urdiales has reported this year's news. The first would be the inclusion of a visit on the 30th to the old mill of San Rafael to complete the theory offered at the conference of the previous day. The second is the presentation of Pablo Rojo's book 'The light factories in the Axarquía', at the end of his presentation on Friday, December 13. The cycle will start this Friday, November 22 with Antonio Guzmán, a graduate in History and an expert in the industrial heritage of the Axarquía, who will give a lecture entitled 'The Mediterranean trilogy and traditional technique: mills, wineries and wineries in Torrox'.

On the 29th, the Doctor of History Francisco José García will talk about 'Sugar and the sugar industrial heritage in Torrox' and as a last conference, on December 13, the aforementioned researcher Pablo Rojo will address' The light factories and the arrival of the electricity to Torrox '. All the conferences, which will be free admission, will be held in the audiovisual room of the Faro de Torrox Interpretation Center from 8 pm and will be presented and moderated by the Torroxeño researcher Salvador Márquez. For more information you can call 952 538 525.

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