The year is 1968, Byron and Shirley Barker came to Spain in the era of Franco and Harold Wilson. Denia at that time was a fishing port with very few foreigners residing in the area. Kilometers of sandy beaches stretching towards Valencia, several typical restaurants in Denia and an interesting history.
During the early part of the century, the raison trade to England from Spain was very important and prosperous. British C.W.S with their U.K address, balloon Street, Manchester based their exports in this area, having a warehouse in denia which is still standing today. A railway connected Denia port with Alicante and Valencia, gas street lighting was available and there is also a British cemetery in the area.
After purchasing plots of land, on the beach and experiencing the administration process of documentation and building property in Spain, Byron managed and developed semi-detached properties amongst other urbanisations in denia, sold mostly to foreigners visiting the Denia area. Prices started from 1.500 pounds Sterling! Times where different then, when just a few pesetas would give one a lot to talk about.