The mayor of San Javier, José Miguel Luengo has highlighted the importance of recovering the past of the municipality in the inauguration of the recent location of the original Ferris wheel from the Torre Mínguez farm next to the avenue of the same name, in Santiago de la Ribera.
The Ferris wheel, which I now knowe can see a few meters from where it was originally located, It was transferred by the Barnuevo family, founder of the town, to the City Council, which was in charge of its artisan restoration for public display.
“Knowing how the neighbors lived at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th transports us to a different San Javier” said the mayor, who reiterated the City Council’s commitment to “patrimonialize this type of ethnological elements that speak to us of tradition, uses and customs that are transmitted from generation to generation “.
José Miguel Luengo, who was accompanied by José María Barnuevo, donor of the waterwheel that extracted water from the ground on the farm that gave rise to the town of Santiago de la Ribera, and by the Councilor for Culture, David Martínez, added that “recognition of this kind of ethnological elements condemned to oblivion, and their recovery is our responsibility as a government. “
José María Barnuevo expressed his admiration for the restorationn carried out from the frown, which was in clear deterioration, with which water was drawn from a well with the help of an animal which has also been recreated to give a didactic character to the set that has been equipped with monumental lighting.