By Tara Rippin •
Published: 13 Feb 2020 • 18:55
ARTEFACTS: Will soon be on public display in Alcoy. CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Alcoy
MORE than 80 artefacts from the Spanish Civil War have been handed over to Alcoy Town Hall by the town’s chief of National Police to mark the force’s 196th anniversary in Spain.
The historic items were unearthed during conservation works at the old Rodes Hermanos Foundry in October 2018, during which the Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Defence Service, Tedax-NRBQ were called upon to ensure public safety. Representatives attended the handover.
Mayor of Alcoy, Toni Francés, explained to Chief Inspector Jesús Sánchez, and everybody else present, that the artefacts will be exhibited in a 12,000 m2 technology park earmarked for the town.
He added: “The people who work in the security forces in our town are people who work for others, especially in moments of emergency, when it is most needed. They help Alcoy recover after emergencies, and because of their work, we can all live more safely.
“Alcoy is a town of more than 50,000 inhabitants that stands out as one of the safest municipalities, with low crime rates compared to other municipalities of its measure, both in the province of Alicante and in the rest of Spain.
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Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
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