Valverde recalls his British past
Some rails introduced Valverde del Camino in modernity. The British legacy marked the history of a municipality that became a craftsman, industrialist and administrative center. For this reason, this weekend he celebrates it with some british days that will bring those who participate in them closer to a time that marked a before and after in the town that is located in the geographical center of the province of Huelva.
Period costume contest, workshops, attractions, tourist train, rides on old bicycles, recreation of the arrival of the railway and guided visits to the Casa Dirección Museum are part of a full program of activities Designed so that Valverdeans and Valverdeñas, and those who visit the town this weekend, learn a little about life in Valverde del Camino at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th.
Everything will start on Friday at 7:30 p.m. with the reenactment of the arrival of the railway in what was the station and is now the Conservatory of Music. A step from there to the Address House enlivened by the sounds of a Scottish bagpipe; since it was the Scots who designed the San Juan del Puerto-Buitrón line and who exploited the surrounding mines.
On Saturday, starting at 12:00 noon, all the activities and attractions installed in the Gardens of the Casa Dirección are scheduled, the mansion in which the directors of the mines lived in Valverde. The awards ceremony for the period costume contest will take place that Saturday at six in the afternoon and the days end with a concert by the Rubén Díaz Trío. Rubén Diez- transverse flute, Irish flute, whistles, bodhrán-, John Conde -acoustic guitar- and Mangu Díaz -electric bass-.
So that, valverde prepares for a weekend with British airs with which to recall a past that has projected the town towards modernity.