The coastal town of Jávea in Alicante is revisiting its past with an exhibition recently opened in the headquarters of the CIRNE foundation, who are also funding the project, as an attempt to recreate daily life in the 1940s and 50s through hundreds of images and a collection of objects.

With the cooperation of Jávea town council, the exhibition has gathered everyday objects such as transport tickets, company invoices, communion keepsakes, books on the midsummer festival of Les Fogueres de Sant Joan, magazines, irons, basic electric shavers and even toilet paper. Whatsmore, it has recreated living spaces typical of the decades such as a kitchen with a 1936 German washing machine and a living room. Jávea residents who were alive in the 1940s and 50s can identify themselves in three large photos which bring together 500 locals.