A Legacy from Denia's past

LES ROTES: Denia as no-one knows it now

KIRSTIN MILNES-ANDERSEN has donated her late aunt’s photograph collection to Denia’s town archive.

The six albums go back to the 1920s when Ragnhild Andersen, daughter of the Norwegian consul in Valencia, arrived with her family to live in Denia. Apart from the Civil War years, she remained at her Les Rotes home until her death in 1992, leaving the photographs to her niece and goddaughter Kirstin Milnes-Anderson.

Ragnhild Andersen took most of the 795 photos, taken between 1925 and 1929, putting them into order and dating them herself. 

They are mainly family snaps taken in Les Rotes although they also show Javea, Moraira and Calpe as well as Valencia city and its outskirts.

The collection will be available to the public at the Municipal Archive and a selection of the photographs will be on view at a Casa de Cultura exhibition next month.

Rosa Seser, in charge of the Municipal Archive, urged residents who have photographs and documents relating to the past to donate them to the town hall.

Here they would be kept in conditions guaranteeing optimum conservation, Seser said, with a stable temperature and controlled humidity.

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