• To know the reasons why people migrate from the village to the city.
  • To know about the different jobs in the 60’s decade.
  • To know anecdotes and details about the story of my narrator.
  • To inform of statistics about people who migrated to the city.
  • To know what is the best life.
  • To know about events past, focus in the 60’s decade.





This topic discusses the information regarding the migration from villages to cities. Firstly I am going to explain the migration from villages to cities in the 60’s decade. After, I am going to explain which destinations people chose to live after their migration. And last, I am going to explain why people decided to change their home to a new one. Some of these points will be related by my narrator Máximo, the narrator.

Firstly, I have got most of the information regarding my topic thanks to my narrator, my grandfather. In the 60’s decade we can find a lot of movements from villages to cities, being the origin of the economic development and a growth of population in the metropolitan areas. He had to migrate from his village, Villanueva de los Escuderos, located in Cuenca, to Madrid. However, not everybody in his village moved to the city; a lot of people did not want to leave their birth place in spite of bad conditions. This migration is special, as people not only change their place of origin, but also their job and usual life.

According to census of 1960, 23.008 people migrated from Cuenca to Madrid; 21.785 people from Almería to Barcelona; 10.375 people from Cáceres to Guipuzcoa and finally 22.171 people migrated from Cuenca to Valencia. We can observe that the most famous destinations were Madrid, Valencia, Cataluña and the Basque Country. People moved to cities that had a good location. (INE, 1974)

Thirdly, I am going to analyze, the reasons that made people moving to the cities. In the 60’s decade, life was hard. Everybody in the village of my grandfather worked, not only adults but also children. They worked in the fields, in the agriculture, with animals and not earning money enough to live. As they used to spend most of their time working, most of them had no time for education. Fortunately my grandfather had a friend who helped him, after work, to learn to write, to read, in the nights. This was the unique moment of the day that he had to receive some education. This anecdote, that my grandfather told me, is one of the reasons that made people move to cities. Another reason was related to the work. In the village they worked in the fields, in the agriculture and with animals. The works were more difficult than nowadays, so they had to take heavy weights. And the last and most important reason is that they wanted to survive. They looked for basics needs; they wanted a better life, better salary, a good house, etc. My narrator, with his daily effort and with the several works that he found in the city, could survive and he could support all his family until nowadays.

To conclude, fortunately the society and the times have changed in some aspects. Thanks to my narrator, my grandfather, I have met and explored about the migration from villages to cities in the 60’s decade, and it was very interesting.


Instituto Nacional de Estadística, 1974, Las migraciones interiores en España (Decenio 1961-1970), Madrid, p.9, 17, 84, 87.

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Methodology review


Comments: The topic is the migration from the village to the city.  I’ve chosen this topic because I think that this is an interesting topic and I have learnt a lot of things about the past. My narrator was my grandfather; because he lived in his village and then he moved to Madrid. Also he told me a lot of anecdotes, even he got excited.

Suggestions of improvement: If I had to changed something about my oral story, would be the topic or my narrator because my grandfather is an old man and he speaks slowly and is difficult to have a fluent conversation.


Comments: Firstly I found information on internet (INE) and in books. I found different statistics about people who migrated from the village to different cities in 60’s. Then I did the interview to my narrator with his consent and I recorded his voice. https://villagevscity.wordpress.com/the-narrator/ .

Suggestions of improvement: I didn’t have enough time to find good information and this is an interesting topic that has a lot of knowledge.


Comments: The interview was useful; for me because I got information and I could record it and also it was useful for my grandfather because he remembered his past life.The vocabulary is easy, so everybody can understand the interview. He didn’t have any problem to help me and he was very happy to participate in my blog.

Suggestions of improvement: The next time that I have to record the interview I will do questions in different parts.




  • Why did you migrate to the city?
  • When you left your village, did you feel sadness?
  • Why did you decide Madrid as your new destination?
  • Did you migrate alone or with your family or friends?
  • Did you find jobs quickly when you arrived to the city?
  • When you were in the village, how did you move to one village to another?
  • When you arrived to Madrid, how did you go to your village?
  • What life do you prefer? Citie’s life or village’s life?
  • Did you notice differences between the salary in the city and in the village?
  • The work; Was more difficult in the village or in the city?


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Hello everyone! I am going to explain you details about my blog and about my topic.

I have chosen VILAGE VS CITY. I am going to research regarding the migration from village to city. This topic is very useful, we will discover the different jobs in these locations.

I am going to answer some questions, for example;  Why people migrate to the city? Did they want migrate to the city? My narrator is great, he is Máximo, my grandfather and he has a lot of anecdoctes to tell me and I am sure that this topic will be very interesting and exciting.

I hope that we can enjoy knowing new events about the past history.