Category Archives: Past

The Link between Madeira and Curaçao

Madeiraful Editor/ November 13, 2017/ Culture, Food, Island, Madeira Islands, Past, People

All over the world you will find people with Madeiran blood in their veins, and one of them is Curaçao. Curaçao is one of the former Dutch or Netherlands Antilles, formed by two groups of islands, one to the north of the Lesser Antilles (Saba, Saint Eustatius and Saint Martin or the SSS islands) and the other one off the coast

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Vintage Film Madeira 1927 – 1975

levadeiro/ May 16, 2011/ Events, Films, History, Images, Island, Life, Madeira, Madeira Islands, Past, People, Things To Do, Tips, Uncategorized, Video

VINTAGE FILM MADEIRA – Private collection of Hugo Reis – Year: 1927 – 1975. Production: Hugo Reis (www.hugoreis.com) This film will be exhibited at the ISLANDS.DOC Festival Date & Time: Saturday 21 of May at 15h00 Location: Centro das Artes – Casas das Mudas, Calheta – Madeira. Click here to see where Casa das Mudas is located Synopsis: Hugo Reis

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Cais do Carvão

levadeiro/ April 6, 2011/ Archaeology, Funchal, History, Madeira, Past, Places, Sea, Uncategorized

Located in between the lido swimming pool and clubhouse Naval do Funchal (that was before Quinta Calaça), is the former Pier Wilson, now known as Cais do Carvão (Coal Wharf). The pier was built in 1903. From here many vapour-vessels passing were supplied with coal on their way through Funchal to America and Africa. The importance of coal in the

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Madeira and Lisbon 1932

levadeiro/ February 2, 2010/ Funchal, History, Madeira, Madeira Islands, Past, Uncategorized, Video

Another great vintage film about Madeira … this time its the year 1932. In the film we follow the voyage the cruise-ship Gripsholm, after six days crossing the Atlantic it reaches Madeira and then heads towards Lisbon. The first part of the Swedish film shows great historical coverage of Funchal in 1932. Enjoy!

A Madeira Blog from 1954

levadeiro/ October 12, 2007/ History, Madeira, Past, Travel, Uncategorized

There are many travel journals, travelogues and online diaries about people visiting the island of Madeira … but the one that I found lately is, in my opinion, a special one. A travelogue written by Mrs. Frances A. Roper, in which she describes, day by day, her visit to Madeira. What is so special about this? you might ask. Well

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In the past

levadeiro/ September 19, 2006/ Madeira, Past, Uncategorized, Video

Here is a short film showing Funchal …… in the past. Showing the seaplane / flying boat Aquila Airways Solent 3 (G-AKNU) landing in Funchal’s waters. I sincerely hope that more of these Madeira films will be showed on the web. Feel free to add the video to your pages. Just simply copy and paste all the code bellow. It

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