ALFIE’S GOLF SOCIETY

Alfies Golf Society members and guests

Thursday, 26 February 2015 – Las Colinas
Las Colinas was the venue this month for 34 Alfies Golf Society members and guests.
For the first time the Society had a “Captain’s Drive-In” prize on the first hole. With blustery condition…

FORUM GOLF SOCIETY

Dave Greaves

46 Forum Golf Society Members contested an individual stableford competition at Aguilon on 27th February, and on a perfect day for golf the course, particularly the very tricky greens was the winner with none of the players managing to play to their ha…

FC MINERVA 3 MAZARRON FC 0

Man of the Match  Carrasco

Mazarron went into the game against league leaders SFC Minerva without leading goalscorer Tolo who was serving a one-match suspension.
Minerva took the game to Mazarron in the early stages and the Mazarron defence was forced to concede several free ki…

A COMFORTABLE WIN IN THE END FOR DAYA

Daya Nueva 4 v Thader 1
Alicante Cadetes 2a
Our first game at the spectacular revamped La Puebla and it really has been worth the long wait as it is fantastic. So we could not let today’s visitors spoil the upbeat mood of everyone by beating us !
Be…

CORTIJO GRANDE GOLF REPORT

Sunday March 1st at Cortijo Grande and our thanks to the boys looking after our course as they are doing a good job.
We had the usual good turnout for our stableford competition and a close call only 1 point seperated the first three.
Frank McGovern…

THE COSTA BLANCA LEADER EDITION 558

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THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE FRIGATE MERCEDES

The exhibition will open its doors in the centre from next Monday 9 March.

The exhibition will open its doors in the centre from next Monday 9 March.

Alicante’s Archaeological Museum (MARQ) received 53 containers into its charge last Monday which hold over 200 display pieces that will be put together to showcase “The Last Voyage of the frigate Mercedes’, an exhibition that will open its doors in the centre from next Monday 9 March.

Organized by the MARQ, in conjunction with the Spanish Cultural Association, the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Defense, exhibits, which have been brought together from over a dozen institutions, recounts the sinking of the frigate Mercedes, with the loss of two hundred and sixty-three people, and the political and military circumstances surrounding this act which took place in October 1804.

Amongst the boxes opened on their arrival were a number holding pieces of armament including a pistol dating back to 1760, a Spanish rifle of the same year and a blunderbuss from the early nineteenth, all courtesy of the Cartagena naval museum.

The travelling exhibition is dedicated to the gold bullion ladened frigate Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes, which sank in 1804 and was recovered by the Spanish government after winning a lawsuit brought against the salvage company Odyssey in the US courts.

It explains the circumstances and historical ramifications of the ship’s fatal explosion, focusing on the archaeological aspect of the assets recovered from the wreck and touching upon the Spanish government’s legal battle to retrieve an important part of their national heritage.

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GUARDAMAR CASTLE INSTALLS NEW LIGHTING

Recently installed lighting at Guardamar Castle

Recently installed lighting at Guardamar Castle

One of the most iconic buildings in the region, the ancient citadel and Castillo de Guardamar del Segura, enjoys a privileged position dominating much of the Vega Baja, and now the castle also benefits from the installation of new lighting.

At a cost of 60.000€ the installation began at the end of last summer. It was heavily subsidized by grants from both the Alicante Provincial Government and the Valencian Generalitat, and now this impressive structure can also be admired deep into the evening and night.

In tandem with the electrical work a council gang was also employed on the castle slopes carrying out maintenance and cleaning tasks so now the whole area is in pristine condition and ready to welcome the hundreds of locals and tourists who are expected to visit the site during the coming months.

The mayor, Carmen Verdú, said that the City Council “is committed to the conservation and enhancement of the town’s archaeological heritage.

The Castillo is an important feature of the town and helps attract tourists to the area, to which it also adds a great deal of value. ”

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PANCAKES, VICARS AND TARTS

Mardi Gras is a strange mixture of carnival, culture, tradition and religion, with the odd bit of debauchery thrown in for good measure

Thankfully, few Canarians have anything to do with pancakes, which are very much a British and American thing.
However, despite not having a ‘Pancake Day’ in quite the same way as in the UK, Canarians still enjoy the day, as well as quite a few…