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Message Board - archive 21

From: Janet Ives
Email: tony52.janet@btinternet.com
Subject: Great Site!
Date: 25 May 2005 08:25:24

Hello Anthony,
Congratulations on a very enjoyable and very informative site. I'm not italian, not from Manchester but my dad was born there. Whilst researching my family tree I discovered that my ancestors originated from the Ancoats area so your site gave me an impression of what my dad and grandad experienced as they were growing up. Dad settled in East Yorkshire but always maintained that Marco Rea's was the best ice cream in the country. Might have had something to do with the fact that his brother married Philomena Rea, though I doubt it. I remember,as a child, looking forward to an ice cream when visiting relatives in Manchester. Looking at the site evoked conversations I had with my dad and I now understand why he liked italian music so much. Great site.

Best wishes
Janet Ives (nee Garside)


From: Michael Mansi
Email: michael_mansi@yahoo.co.uk
Subject: Fr Michele Pappalardo
Date: 21 May 2005 10:01:16

My Great uncle was Fr Michele Pappalardo. I found his photograph on your site.

On 28th April I visited his grave in Minori(SA)and all is well. I gave a copy of the photograph to the parish priest in Minori and he is arranging for a photograph to be made so that it can be fixed on his tomb.

I also deposted a copy of his photograph at the Curia of Amalfi Cathedral were Fr Pappalardo was ordained.
Michael Mansi


From: Bernard Carroll
Email: bcarroll@hotkey.net.au
Date: 13 May 2005 09:02:45

I was born in Long St Ancoats and went to mass at St Albans. I and my brother were baptised by Father Fracassi and I have my brothers baptism cert with Father Fracassi's signature on it. Remember old Conniola when we moved to Bradford. Remember the scream that went up when they interned coniola who had I think two sons in the army. Worked as a young man at Oldham Rd goods depot and used to visit St Albans during the lunch hour. FAMILY of ten moved to Australia 1949 and produced three nuns and a few scallywags. My dad was born and lived in Long St from 1904 until just before the war and our move to Clayton then bradford. like to hear from anyone who remembers early Ancoats.
Bernard Carroll now of Dora Creek, NSW.


From: Ann Wilson
Email: blueysbus@hotmail.com.au
Subject: Icecream in Australia
Date: 08 May 2005 13:26:56

Hi everyone I live in Perth our family has had Mr Whippy vans for 30 odd years. I have two vans at the moment. one is a 1953 Commer van originally from the UK the other is a transit van. I would just like to ask if any of the Schiavi know any thing about a Paola Carlos Cicero Schiavi whowas born in 1842 in Santa Maria di ariano. thanks regards to all.


From: vivian pollard
Email: vladybandit1@bigpond.com
Subject: ice cream in Salford
Date: 08 May 2005 07:06:11

Hello Tony, I have just found your site & loved it, I now live in Australia. I was born in Salford, & wonder if you could help me with a very fond memory that I have.. Every Sunday Joe the ice cream man would come into our street, he had a lovely painted cart & I think that it was a piebald horse, we must have been on the end of his round about tea time, anyway he would then go to the Broughton hotel, put the nose bag on the horse while he enjoyed the hospitality, at the end of the night they would helpJoe into the cart & the horse would take him home.

Would you have any idea whohe may have been, Ithink this would have been around 1953-54. I would love to find out a little more about joe. Thanks for reading this, & any info at all would help.

Best & warmest regards
Viv Pollard ( nee Perry of Wally street)


From: Paula Ewen
Email: paulaewen@btinternet.com
Subject: Assenti Family
Date: 07 May 2005 16:28:27

Hi Tony,
What a fabulous sight you have craeted. It is so interesting and so encouraging to see so much detailed history. My family it seems, also had it's UK beginnings in the world of ice cream but, in Hull.Your sight has given me my first insight into what life must have been like for them in the 1890's. I know very little of there humble beginnings but now have a better idea of how things might have been for them. My g grandfathers name was Fiero Assenti. It is quite an uncommon name in the UK and I think that even now there is only one Assenti family here. If you know of this name from your archives I would be thrilled to here from you.I have compiled a history of his family since his arival in our country but have very little with which to "flesh it out"- however it may be of interest to you or others using your sight.
Kind regards
Paula Ewen


From: Mike Carnevale
Email: sono@blueyonder.co.uk
Subject: De Marco's from Picinisco
Date: 04 May 2005 20:16:05

I came across the "Ancoats Little Italy site" more by good luck, as I am researching my family history. My Grandfather Francesco Carnevale came from Pico, but my Grandmother Angela Rosa De Marco born 2nd August 1886 came from Picinisco, her parents were Father Antonino De Marco, Mother Nuntiata De Marco nee Pesce. Their children were Nicholas.
Angela Rosa.
I know that Nicholas lived in Glasgow in 1904, if anyone is able to give me any information on any of the above, I would be extremily grateful.
Mike Carnevale.(Grandson)


From: Jill Lanni
Email: jill.lannie-jones@virgin.net
Subject: re: Lanni Family
Date: 30 April 2005 21:59:27

My paternal grandfather's name was Antony Lanni, he came to little Italy From Picinisco around 1880, he married Sara Ann Mead in 1900 and they lived in Ancoats, they had 7 children, Rosalina, Tony,Joe,Bill,Beattie,Ethel and Albert, Sara Ann died in the early 1920's, Antony had a sister named Marianna Santelli(she lived in Islington and a brother Peter who we think went to America ( have some photos) Antoni worked for Suttons as a Lorry driver as did his other 2 sons Joe and Bill he died in 1948, we have very little info about Antoni, all we know is his Father was named Carl Lanni and he had a barbers shop in Picinisco and he died in 1913,there is little other information, If there is anybody that can help, we would love to hear,
Jill & Sue Lanni



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