#people: Mining town of the Lousal (Grândola, Portugal) – Aldeia Mineira do Lousal (Grândola, Portugal) #peopleplacesstories

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The mining town of the Lousal was born by the Pyrite. Its history was built by miners that has come from other mines and by the people who were born, worked and lived there... many of whom still live today.

Telling all stories would be like writing a book about each Lousalense, a just and deserved but unworkable task, for words would always be imperfect and insufficient to make a faithful picture of their lives.

IRENE MARIA RAMOS and ANTÓNIO LUÍS PEREIRA are part of this universe of people who, with their lives, built the Lousal.

Irene Maria Ramos, 89 years old, native of Lousal (parish of Azinheira dos Barros and São Mamede do Sadão). Without schooling, she starts working at age 10, firstly in the agriculture, later in the Lousal mine. Its daily activity centered on the choice of ore inside the crushing plant. The whole family worked in the Lousal mine, including their father who was a bullfighter, the husband and the son. She was born and always lived in Lousal.

António Luís Pereira, 90 years old, born in Azinheira dos Barros and São Mamede do Sadão. He completed primary education in Lousal and, after that period, was apprenticed as a machine locksmith, joining the mine at age 19. He started out as a bullfighter and ending up as a machine locksmith. He retired in 1982. In addition to working in the Lousal mine, he cultivated his small garden.

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Aldeia Mineira do Lousal (Grândola, Portugal) – Pessoas
A Aldeia do Lousal nasceu da Pirite. Sua história construiu-se com mineiros de outras minas que ali se fixaram e com as pessoas que ali nasceram, trabalharam e viveram… muitas das quais ainda hoje vivem.

Contar todas as histórias seria como escrever um livro sobre cada Lousalense, tarefa justa e merecida mas inexequível, pois as palavras seriam sempre imperfeitas e insuficientes para fazer um retrato fiel das suas vidas.

IRENE MARIA RAMOS e ANTÓNIO LUÍS PEREIRA fazem parte desse universo de pessoas que, com as suas vidas, construíram o Lousal.

Irene Maria Ramos, 89 anos, natural do Lousal (freguesia de Azinheira dos Barros e São Mamede do Sadão). Sem escolaridade, começa a trabalhar aos 10 anos de idade, primeiro no campo, depois na mina. A sua atividade diária centrava-se na escolha do minério, no edifício da britagem. Toda a família trabalhava na Mina do Lousal, inclusive o seu pai que foi entivador, o marido e o filho. Nasceu e viveu sempre no Lousal.

António Luís Pereira, 90 anos, natural de Azinheira dos Barros e São Mamede do Sadão. Fez a instrução primária no Lousal e, após esse período, foi aprendiz de serralheiro de máquinas, ingressando na mina aos 19 anos. Começou como safreiro, depois entivador e terminou como serralheiro de máquinas. Reformou-se em 1982. Para além de trabalhar na mina do Lousal, cultivava a sua pequena horta.


People, places, stories #peopleplacesstories. About this collaborative project
This contribution is part of the "People, Places, Stories" project and aims to open up reflection and dialogue on the concept of cultural heritage

The first phase of #peopleplacesstories sought an answer to the question "What do you think and feel cultural heritage really means? In this second phase we put the focus on people, and we want to know those people fundamental to the development of our heritage communities or that have been essential in helping us to construct what we think and feel cultural heritage is.

This action is coordinated by the Patrimoni - PEU project of the Universitat Jaume I, is part of the Faro Convention of the Council of Europe and wants to join the activities of the European Year of Cultural Heritage #Europeforculture.

More information: And now what? People #peopleplacesstories

#peopleplacesstories #patrimoniuji #FaroConvention #Europeforculture

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