Offida - The Postwar Years

Offida - The Postwar Years

In May 1946 the King Vittorio Emanuele II abdicated in favour of his son Umberto I and in June a popular referendum was made in order to decide the institutional form of the Italian State

Therefore Republic obtained 12.717.323 votes and Monarchy 10.719.284. In Offida 4.570 electors gave 3.125 votes to Republic and 1.100 to Monarchy.

Italians could now freely choose their mayors and political representatives.

Here is the list of Offida’s Mayors since 1946 up to today:

  • From 1946 to 1951: Rosini Achille
  • From 1951 to 1964: D'Angelo Italo
  • From 1964 to 1968: Pellei Nerio
  • From 1968 to 1970: Gestione commissariale
  • From 1970 to 1975: Piergallini Alberto
  • From 1975 to 1986: Bartolomei Dante
  • From 1986 to 1992: Carducci Longino
  • From 1992 to 1999: Agostini Luciano
  • From 1999 to 2009: D'Angelo Lucio
  • From 2009 up to today: Lucciarini De Vincenzi Valerio.

During the second post-war a considerable development of mechanization and industrialization occured in several productive sectors.

A fair of the agricultural, industrial and commercial activities was taken in 1950. It was conceived to exhibit the main products of these activities, to increase their production and to promote them.

Over the 70s and 80s many factories was founded, such as shoe industries, factories of military and civil tailoring, knitwear, plastic, leather goods, electrical and metallurgical material, handbag factories, wine and livestock companies.

Furthermore handicraft production had a great impulse thanks to the construction of specific handicraft areas in the town’s territory – a particular care was given to the production and the market of the pillow lace.

In 1963 the Scuola di Avviamento (a “training school” for technical and commercial professions) and the Scuola media parificata (“middle recognised school”) were unified to create the Scuola media inferiore (“junior high school”).

In 1965 the telephone network was increased by the installation of the direct dialing.