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From:"Frank Stec"
Email: frankstec@hotmail.com
Subject: arpino,frosinone
Date: Sun, 22 Jun 2003 19:04:04 +0000

hi tony,
just found your site, brilliant, congratulations.my late mother came from Arpino,Italy, I still have famiglia there,we keep in touch weekly, I have cousins and uncles.My mum came to the Uk after the war, economic depression in Italy.Along with many others she settled in Chorley,working in the textile industry.My mothers maiden name was Macioce. I have visited Arpino many times, hope to go back soon. Keep up with your site


From: "An Bit"
Email: anbit@virgilio.it
Subject: Compliments
Date Thu, 19 Jun 2003 15:46:32 +0100

Compliments for this site. Buon fine settimana Anna


From: "Tony Kehoe"
Email: kehoeaj@aol.com
Subject: Riozzi
Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2003 21:27:14 +0100

I have just discovered your site after having just returned from Italy tracing my Italian ancestors, Riozzi, yes they made ice cream but not as far as I know in Manchester. They were in Liverpool and Bolton. My great grandfather William ( Luigi or Biage ) had 2 shops in Kay Street Bolton. They came ( about 1894) from Picinisco or Settefratti ( depending on what side of the road they lived on, as the border ran through the hamlet called Riozzi. If any one has come across the name please get in touch.


From: "Rod Saunders"
Email: rodsaunders@globalnet.co.uk
Subject: Melaragni
Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2003 17:47:25 +0100

Tony, your site is great! Did you ever have any contact with Melaragnis?

If you have time, take a look at what I've found out about my Italian grandparents: http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~rodsaunders/

There are some links to Cassino there in Italian, sadly I don't speak it, but I put the pages through an Altavista translator.

Great to make contact with you,


From: "John Treasure"
Email: jtreas@jtreas.giointernet.co.uk
Subject: Fiore Cesario, Tressura
Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2003 14:18:33 +0100


My name is John Treasure, my Grandfather came into this country at about the turn of the century or just after. His name was Fiore Cesario and he came from the Naples area? he did not show up on 1901 census for some reason or other, he may not have even been in the country at that time. He married and settled in Northwich where he lived out the rest of his life until his death in 1942.

The name as you might have guessed was phonetically written for him a few times because of his illiteracy in the early years ,and his children christened and registered in various stages as Cesario,Tressura and eventually Treasure. The reason I link him to Ancoats is that when he married to an Irish girl in 1906 one of his witnesses was a Giuseppe Mancini who does show up in the census along with his family, in Jersey St. Ancoats. I think he was the only one of his family to come over here, as yet I have not been able to discover where exactly he was from , still looking though .

Regards John Treasure


From: "Marino Danilowicz"
(email adress withheld)
Subject : Reas, Arpino
Date : Tue, 3 Jun 2003 01:03:53 +0100

Hi my mother was a Rea from Arpino Lidia Rea she passed away in 1988, I added the Rea name to my surname in 2001 to carry on the family name, I have a son Marcellino Andrzej Rea Danilowicz, I still have family in Arpino, I live In Middlesbrough.


From: "Tony Scala"
(email adress withheld)
Subject : internment WW2
Date : Wed, 21 May 2003 22:04:31 +0000

Hi Tony I just found your "Little Italy" site, and am very impressed with it. I hope to do something similar relating to London - "one day".

A couple of questions. Do you have any more photos of internees on the Isle of Man? That is my great uncle Emilio Scala standing next to the British officer. Why not - they were in the Lancashire Fusiliers together in WW1!

Another great uncle - Gino Scala - is also in the crowd. We have a copy of this photo, it was used as a New Years card for 1941 and is captioned something like "I Ciociari". I just wonder if other pictures were taken at the same time. We wrote to Dr Terri Colpi re: the incorrect info' that she has in her book She said that she would amend the text in any future re-print.

The other question is did you have any relatives killed in the bombing of London on the night of May 10/11 1941? An Amelia Rea and her son Frederick Rea were killed whilst sheltering in my grandparents house during that air raid. Also killed were my grandmother, Antonia Forte Scala, and my two aunts. I know it is a long shot, but thought I would ask as I am writing anyway.


Tony Scala


From: Emily M. Matthias
Subject: Rea, Gatti
Date: Wed 30/Apr/2003 13:56 GMT

Subject: Rea


I am researching my Rea (and Gatti) ancestors from Arpino, Italy. Can you help?

Emily M. Matthias


From: "Dorothy Cervi Moore"
(email adress withheld)
Subject : Cervi and DeFelice families in ancoats
Date : Sun, 27 Apr 2003 16:53:32 EDT

Hi Tony,

My grandfather luca Cervi and his wife addoralata Defelice Cervi, and their son (my Dad) Giustino Cervi immigrated to Manchester. While living there, another son Antonio Cervi was born in Manchester 1898. I know they worked in the ice cream business and had to return to Picinisco as my grandmother became ill from some kind of respiratory illness and she died a few years after returning. That is all I know of their time in UK. I remember when I was a child visiting a family named Crolla here in US. My cousin also said they were friendly with the Antonellis and Arcaris. This is so far back in history that I doubt if I can find members of families of these people that would have any info. Anyway, if you cannot help, I thank you in advance for your attention.


Dorothy Cervi Moore



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