Moclin Village Exchange
Village Exchange is a group of people who are interested in speaking Spanish and learning more about Spanish life. Some have visited, or have houses in a small village north of Granada in Andalucia, called Moclin, which has a population of 600 and is situated in the sierras between Granada and Cordoba.
The main focus of the village is the 11th century Moorish castle captured in 1492 when the Christian Spanish monarchy claimed Andalucia. The village is surrounded by olive and almond groves and has a Town Hall, Post Office, Chemist, General shop, Bank and various community buildings as well as a variety of white-painted houses.
In summer 2006, Moclin Town Hall generously paid for 11 members of the Manchester Morris Men to travel to Moclin to dance in the summer fiesta. This was a great success, with the dancers being billeted in village houses. A return visit of 3 village residents (one is the Mayor of Moclin) TOOK place from 31st October to 4th November 2007 when the ‘Spanish Night’ WELCOMED them to Broadbottom. Their itinerary TOOK in visiting The Cavern in Liverpool, Tameside Town Hall, as well as historical sites and nightlife in Manchester.
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