apparently built from Serrena to Garrucha in 1888). Back at the turn of the century, Bédar had a railway (the tunnels still exist) built thanks to the efforts of the British Vice-Consul in Garrucha (those were the days, hey?) called George Pecket (or George Clifton Pecket, as local historian prefer). The rail-line was taken out in 1942.
Germany, Austria, Greece, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Italy and Uruguay. Garrucha had its share of wealthy establishments and became in time (I read here) a sort of mini San Sebastian.
The Bédar mines, run by a partnership of Pecket and a Viscayan businessman called Victor Chaverrí was the 'Sociedad Vizcaína de Bédar', and Chavarrí made enough money to later build the ornate twin-towered palace in what is now the Pueblo Marina in the Mojácar coast (the palace cruelly turned into a never-opened hotel a few years ago).
So, what was the weekly 'El Minero de Bédar' concerned with (and did it take adverts)?