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They Shoot Dragons, Don’t They?

They Shoot Dragons, Don’t They?

The Marques de Campo was an industrious chap, according to his statue which dominates the Plaza Canovas. He was Mayor of Valencia and the owner of the city’s gasworks, and…

Saint Vincent’s Jail: Valencia’s Oldest Chill-out?

Saint Vincent’s Jail: Valencia’s Oldest Chill-out?

From the outside it looks like a faceless, modern building, even though it’s located in an attractive square in the historic centre of Valencia, just behind the cathedral. However, when…

A Message from The British Cemetery of Valencia

A Message from The British Cemetery of Valencia

Dear Supporters, What you all have in common is that you have been kind, in one way or another, to the British International Cemetery – and we thank you once…

The Radio: Another Great Valencian Invention

The Radio: Another Great Valencian Invention

Think of the radio and you automatically think of Marconi, although as with so many other inventions, it is the victors who write history, or file the patent first. Julio…

PAY-PAY: the History of the Roll-up

PAY-PAY: the History of the Roll-up

The Americans may have been the first producers of tobacco, and may have invented the cowboy, one of whose essential talents was to be able to roll a cigarette with…

Valencia: Paella, Sun, Sand, Holy Grail, More Sun and……What?

Valencia: Paella, Sun, Sand, Holy Grail, More Sun and……What?

Forget all the Indiana Jones and King Arthur nonsense; the Holy Grail is real and on view in Valencia. I’ve seen it and the chapel where it’s held is called…

A Very Citrus Christmas

A Very Citrus Christmas

  Christmas time in England used to be the time when mandarins were common supplementary presents, and this is of course logical because this is the time when all those…

Valencia’s Civil War Souvenirs

Valencia’s Civil War Souvenirs

It’s hard to imagine bombs falling on Valencia, and yet during the Spanish Civil War Valencia was attacked mercilessly by German and Italian planes helping Franco and getting in some…

Cruyff in Valencia

Cruyff in Valencia

  Johan Cruyff is remembered mainly as a player for Ajax and Holland, and as a player and manager of Barcelona Football Club. However, he was also briefly a player…

Neville Electrifies Valencia

Neville Electrifies Valencia

 Unfortunately we are not talking about football manager Gary Neville, but about the Julius G Neville company, whose products, manufactured in Liverpool, were used all over Spain when the country…

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