If you are interested in stuff to do with old police forces this is for you. There is an exhibition of 175 years of uniforms of the Guardia Civil in the town hall in El Ejido. So says the article here on the town hall website.
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The Court of Lights of the City Hall hosts an exhibition with uniforms that bear witness to the 175 years of service of the Civil Guard
The inauguration was attended by the mayor of El Ejido, Francisco Góngora, along with Arturo Prieto, Colonel Chief of the Civil Guard Command of Almería and Sergio Peñaroya, Commander of the Main Post of the Civil Guard of El Ejido
The councilor praised "the praiseworthy and meritorious work of the agents that helps us to improve the feeling of security in our streets and in the rural environment"
Góngora recalled that from the City Council "we continue to request permanently more members of the Corps and State Security Forces for the municipality"
It is a complete exhibition in which not only it is possible to contemplate 60 of the costumes that this body has worn from 1844 to the present, but it is completed with 30 unpublished photographs that are part of the archive of the Commandery of Almeria
The Patio de Luces of the Town Hall of El Ejido has opened its doors to the largest exhibition of uniforms and historical photographs that the Civil Guard has ever celebrated on the occasion of its 175th Anniversary. A complete exhibition in which not only it is possible to contemplate 60 of the uniforms that this body has worn from 1844 to the present, but it is completed with 30 unpublished photographs that are part of the archive of the Commandery of Almeria.
The mayor of El Ejido, Francisco Góngora, today inaugurated the exhibition that can be visited until June 11, along with Arturo Prieto, Colonel Commander of the Civil Guard of Almería; Sergio Peñaroya, Commander of the Main Post of the Civil Guard of El Ejido; the municipal spokesman, José Francisco Rivera; and the Councilor of Sports María José Martín. During the tour, the alderman has taken advantage of this act to transfer "on behalf of all the ejienes the gratitude to the great work done by the agents, their dedication and professionalism".
The councilor has pointed out that "it is a praiseworthy and meritorious work that helps us to improve the sense of security in our streets and in the rural environment, even though our municipality has very specific characteristics since it is a very extensive municipality, with a population close to 85,000 inhabitants and with a very anthropized field ".
For his part, Arturo Prieto has shared the illusion with which they bring the history of the Civil Guard closer to the Ejidos until today, "we want to show citizens what we have been, what we are and what we will be in the future . This work is the result of interest and love for this body and thanks to this feeling has allowed us to have almost unknown costumes even by those who are part of the body.
For this reason, Góngora took the opportunity to remember that from the City Council "we continue to request a permanent number of members of the State Security Corps and Forces and that in El Ejido, apart from the National and Local Police Corps, we are fortunate to have a Civil Guard Quartering, central axis of the Comarcas del Poniente and Alpujarra Almeriense, which leads to a relationship of full integration in the life of the city and its neighbors. "
Likewise, the Patio de Luces has served to carry out the presentation of the book 'Torres en Verde', a photographic catalog that starts with images from the 60s of the watchtowers, towers and batteries of the Almeria coast. The work of the non-commissioned officer Juan Bosco Domínguez starts from "primitive" images and later those same photographs have been taken, from the same point at present, highlighting the use of these facilities at some point in history by the Carabineros Corps or the Civil Guard. The ownership of all the exhibition material belongs to Josualdo Moreno Pérez and Alfonso González Bolaños.
Along with this exhibition, there is also an exhibition of material and equipment that can be visited on Saturday morning from 10.30 to 13.30 in the Plaza Mayor where, in addition, there will be exhibitions, where the different specialties and services of the Civil Guard of Almería will make known their work to the ejionados and visitors.
It is worth mentioning that these activities are part of the events planned by the Civil Guard of Almeria to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the creation of the body, on May 13, 1844, with an extensive program of events that have been developed at various points of the capital and with those that seek the involvement of all Almeria citizens. This programming has included a flag raising, more exhibitions of the different specialties and services of the Civil Guard and institutional acts consisting of a military parade and a parade, with an act of homage to those who have fallen in service and the imposition of decorations.