In 1977, the last of Guineueta Vella’s self-built homes were torn down. The urban development plan of 1964 had set the date for eliminating more than 250 single-story houses that made up the old neighbourhood which had grown around the Can Guineueta farm. An agreement had been reached to build a new 14-storey block of flats in their place, which would be called Canyelles. A neighbourhood whose streets are named after poets.
It was from the mid-1960s – with the open wound left by the Ronda de Dalt (Via Favència) ring-road project – up to the end of the 1970s that the local residents’ movement of the time, resisting to the end, organised itself to prevent the transfer of numerous fellow residents to the new blocks springing up…
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