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Message Board - archive 32

From: Mark
Email: ciaramella@yahoo.com
Subject: Little Italy
Date: Sun, 3 Feb 2008 11:45:37

Family not former residents (they went into New York) but good to see this great site of Italian local history.

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From: EMANUELA GENTILI
Email: emanuelagentili@ifnwebtv.com
Subject: IFN WEB TV
Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2008 16:11:37

From Monday 2008-02-04 is online the first Portal and the First Web Tv entirely dedicated to Italian Food & Drinks. The Web Tv will propose a schedule with thematic programs about Mediterranean cuisine, recipes prepared by chefs in real time, tasting of the wines recommended by the sommelier and a selection of cocktails suggested by professionals bartenders. IFN Web Tv cameras will travel around restaurants, inns, pizzerias, and wine shops to report interviews to the owners, talks to chefs and sommeliers describing through images, the countless dishes and the lots of gastronomical proposals of Italian culture. Come to www.italianfoodnet.com

EMANUELA GENTILI - IFN WEB TV

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From: Helen Fantozzi
Email: h-pwebster@tiscali.co.uk
Subject: Cav. Santorre Fantozzi
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2008 14:35:10

I am Santorre Fantozzi's granddaughter. While I think that he may not have lived in Ancoats, he was a fairly high profile member of M/C Italian community from approx 1895-1933. Would be most interested to hear anything about his associates, and to trace his remaining works, as he was a sculptor and designer.

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From: Mike Brogan
Email: Michaelbrogan2@aol.com
Subject: Andreucci
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2008 14:35:10

Hi Anthony, I have just read the really good article in the Manchester Evening News and have just visited your well put together website. Well done.It was good to see a picture of my Great-Grandfather Giovanni Andreucci featured in the ice cream families section! Sadly,I believe he died at the young age of 42 years leaving behind a widow, Margaret, and a number of children. I well remember my 'Gran Andrews'. She went on to reach the good age of 79 years when she herself died in 1966. I can still taste her and my uncle Joes macaroni and 'pash' served up on saturday afternoons for extended family visitors. Many thanks for a fantastic website and tons of information! Mike

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From: Maurizio Succo
Email: maursucco@yahoo.co.uk
Subject: Whit Walk 2008
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 20:49:27

Would you kindly let me know the date for this years' walk, as I would love to join in with my people. I have lived in Manchester, and now Salford since 2004, and am originally from Kettering Northants,. My Father and Mother are from Napoli, and my Mother (Lettieri) has lived back there for the past 26 years (Acerra)

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From: Joyce Rawlings
Email: joycerawlings@clara.co.uk
Subject: Politi family
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 20:39:58

Celestino Politi is an ancestor, first heard of in Chester in 1823, then as a Sculptor/Plaster cast maker in Back Bridge Street Manchester. We wonder if there are any of his statues around? My Dad, William (Bill) Politi knew the Granellis and Persellis well. I well remember the ice cream carts pulled by horses. I am proud of my Italian ancestry!!

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From: Joolz
Email: joolz46@btinternet.com
Subject: Childhood memories
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 20:11:11

Hi Tony,

I can't believe how looking at the science and industry sight about Little Italy has taken me back to childhood.

I can remember waiting in the queue at Granelli's as a child on my way to Philips Park, as I lived on Philips Park Road, back in the mid to late 60s. It was just a stable type door in the wall of the factory. We also waited for Coniola to come round in his van - he always had the crushed nuts and hundred and thousands topping - we also had iced fruit lollies with a BLOB on top.

When I was 11 we moved to Collyhurst where your dad ran the Marco Rea empire and we used to sit on the pavement after tea and wait for the van to come round.

Congratulations on the site and museum exhibition, you have made a 40 something woman very nostalgic.

Kind Regards

Julie

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Email: Rose Medwell
From: MedwellR@aol.com
Subject: Lanata family
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 14:55:02 -0500

Hi

My great great grandfather came to Manchester from Genoa Italy in the mid 1800,s apparently as a young man and lived in Ancoats. His name was Benedetto Lanata. He married and had several children, one of who was my great grandfather Stephanus. I know they were friendly with the Granelli family as when i was a little girl i used to visit Rose Granelli with my grandmother Harriet (they were lifelong friends and the same age) at their shop on oldham Road. She always commented on us having the same name.

Do you have any information about the Lanata family at all. Im beginning to think they may have been illegal immigrants.

Really like your website its very interesting.

Thanks
Rose Medwell

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From: sheila carey
Email: mattcarey@ntlworld.com
Subject: GUISEPPE DICOCCO
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 18:50:20

ANYBODY WHO CAN HELP ME FIND INFORMATION ON MY MAIDEN NAME DICOCCO. mY GRANDFATHER GUISEPPE CAME OVER IN 1919 AND ONE OF HIS BROTHERS APPARENTLY WENT DOWN ON THE ARANDORRA. hE HAD FOUR SONS BY THE NAME OF RUDOLFO, CARMEN, LUIGI AND ANDREW OR ANYOTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION WOULD BE APPRECIATED THANKS SHEILA CAREY (DICOCCO)

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From: Richard (Rik) Hughes
Email: rikh@iinet.net.au
Subject: Nostalgia ain't what it use to be...!
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 16:31:53

Hiya, I was brought up at 148 Old Mill Street, Ancoats. I remember the Rea family who lived in two homes on the corner of Old Mill St and Carruthers St. Gina and Pauline were two of the daughters and were stunning looking girls. I have only fond memories of Ancoats (and Miles Platting where I was born}and I sincerely hope the rich, mixed cultures and history of the Italian and Irish community will be retained. Cheers, Rik.

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From: christine gee
Email: lanellie@hotmail.co.uk
Subject: st albans
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 12:14:03

if there is anyone out there who attended st albans with me i would love to hear from you, few of the names were, angela rea, susan britner, christine taafi, john stones, bobby hughes and many more, also your memories of ancoats would be great, the old streets and prussia park, grannelli's where we used to drink hot vimto and listen to the old juke box, and of course the whit walks, please get in touch.

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From: christine gee
Email: lanellie@hotmail.co.uk
Subject: st albans
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 12:07:26

I went to st albans school, ancoats, I left there in 1969 i was brought up first in st vincent street, which was at the bottom of the step bridge, ancoats then in ridgway street i was at school with the rea's: angela was in my class as were other italian children, i would like to know if anyone has any photo's of my time there especially the whit walks mine were all lost and i would love to replace them,also well done on your site, its brilliant,i am at the moment tracing my past with the help of my mother (catherine gee) who tells me there is a monsigner on my fathers side (john gee)who was christened at st michaels and grew up in little italy with a lot of italian friends

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From: Angela Zwierzanski
Email: mnpap4@talktalk.net
Subject: Pelosi - Looking or family
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 23:25:36

My maiden name is Pelosi and originally my family called me Angelina. I am looking for any Pelosi's firstly in Manchester to trace my family from ancoats back to Italy.

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