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Message Board - archive 42

From: Roland Antonelli
Email: rolinda@tiscali.co.uk
Subject: Barrel piano
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2013 18:04:14

After many years of trying the M/C Museum of Science and Industry has accepted the documentary evidence that confirms that apart from Holmes and Wright Bros.,Domenico Antonelli and Sons were the only builders of Barrel pianos in Ancoats. All others who make claims purchased 2nd hand pianos and re-labled them,which was common practice.


From: Veronica Osborne
Email: kwosborne@talktalk.net
Subject: Granelli
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2012 21:19:06

I am trying to find my grandmother who we think was from Wales. My Grandfather - Antonio Granelli lived in Cape Town South Africa for a while where my father (John) was born in 1908. Antonio and grandmother appeared in music halls and toured South Africa. Antonio was born in Genoa and came to England with his family.


From: Cain Savazzi
Email: cain.savazzi@tgifridays.co.uk
Subject: Proud
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2012 12:32:53

Excellent website. My Grandfather ( Corradino Savazzi) was brought to the UK as POW in the 40s from Nettuno, sout of Rome. Married my Granmother ( Teresa Sivori) from the Sivori ice cream parlour on Oldham Road, Newton Heath. Found myself driving taking a look around Ancoats after viewing this inspirational web site. Made me very proud.


From: Nick
Email: historyme@inbox.com
Subject: Church hire
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2012 02:01:51

Could you please tell me if St Michaels and/or St Peters is available for hire.


From: sue mitchell
Email: smitchell151@btinternet.com
Subject: Bacilgalupo
Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2012 21:58:16

John and Catherine Bacilgalupo ran a boarding house on Edge Street from 1861 to at least 1911. John was a musician and their lodgers seem to be musicians from Italy and Germany. Has anyone any info and this family particularly about their son Angelo.


From: Troy Marsh
Email: redzonesmack@yahoo.com
Subject: inquiry for 1924 Targa Florio driver
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 23:30:07

I am looking for information on Domenico Antonelli a race car driver in the 1924 Targa Florio road race on the island of Sicily. He drove a 1914 Mercedes Grand Prix car in that race (car number 41). Any info regarding him and his driving/ownership of that car would be most appreciated. Grazi!


From: Peggy Robinson
Email: dansgran@etoncot.freeserve.co.uk
Subject: Verrechia (or Varrechia)
Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2012 16:44:37

March 2011 a Linda Stopford posted a message looking for details of a Angela Verrechia and her family. My late uncle (by marriage) was this lady's son, Tony. A wonderful man. I think it is so sad that we don't talk to our relatives as all I know is that uncle's parents were immigrants from Italy and lived in Ancoats. They had 2 sons Tony and Joe. Father died and Angela married a Mr Bean, they had 4 daughters and eventually moved to Moston. I must have been very young (abou4 ) when we used to visit. I became facinated by Italy and have holidayed there many times. Also tried to learn the wonderful language. I e-mailed linda but have had no reply. I too would love to learn more about the Varrechia family. I found your site as my grandson has just moved to a flat in Ancoats so I was doing a bit of research on the area.


From: frankie lee(adt)conway
Email: f.conway@o2.co.uk
Subject: school photo
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2012 20:03:37

has any of my old class any school photos we left 1950 i will pay any costs.so come on have a look for me victor santo.rudy rae silvia taboni evelynkelly plus those i cannot recall most of us will be in our 70 now


From: paula Sinacola
Email: pauladenise35@yahoo.com
Subject: my dad was called domonic sinacola
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2012 16:41:59

hi my dad is domonic sinacola an my uncle was antony sinacola ,their dad was alselmo sinacola who was marrid to veronica woods . they all passed away now ,im the only sinacola left ! alselmo lived in ancoats little italy so if anyone no,s them please get in touch xx thanks paula x


From: John Michael Holmes
Email: johnholmes@ozemail.com.au
Subject: Holmes Family - Organ Builders
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2012 01:35:00

My Great Great Grandfather John Holmes (1811),his son Horato Nelson Holmes (1855-1954), and his son Horatio (Horace) Holmes (1896-1976) were organ builders in Ancoats. Horatio Holmes is shown as "Manager" of Chiappa & Sons in Milton Street, Manchester. His "boss" and friend was Guiseppe Chiappa. Horatio was an expert in the mechanical side of organs, and was well respected by all. He also traded as Holmes (Organs) in 1890-92 in 87 Oldham Road. Does anyone have any more information or photos of the Holmes family or business premises of that period?


From: leonard rossi
Subject: pelosi family ancoats manchester
Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 13:39:05

Hi, I am trying to find out information on the burial sites of Giacinta Pelosi, amd Gaetano pelosi who resided in ancoats in the 1901 census. They were born in picnisco Italy in 1850 and came over to the uk around 1888. Register house in manchester have no death certificates of any of the family which includes the daughters Nancy, Carrie, and esther. Micheal i know died in 1952 in edinburgh. Could they have gone back to Italy or emigrated onwards to the usa?. Their last address was 7 jersey street. St. Josephs cemetry catholic also have no records of any burials pertaining to this family. I would be very grateful if you can shed any light on this family. Many thanks Leonard Rossi.


From: leonard rossi
Subject: pelosi family ancoats manchester
Date: Thu, 24 May 2012 16:23:34

Hi, I am trying to find out when my great grand parents died. Their names were giacinta nee valvona and gaetano pelosi and they arrived in manchester around 1887, they are in the 1901 census but i cannot find them in 1911. They had 4 children Micheal,Nancy, esther and carry. They came from frosinone, lazio and their village was picnisco. I would be eternally grateful just to know where they are buried. Last known addresss was 3, jersey street. ancoats and the ecclestical parish was ST. Peters oldham road.


From: Walter Ruggeri
Email: doppiawj@hotmail.it
Subject: Looking for jobs
Date: Mon, 21 May 2012 17:08:58

good morning .I`m Walter live in manchester for 4 years and are looking for a job, I am an experienced carpenter, but any job is fine with me if anyone can help me I would be grateful. FYI. Email: doppiawj@hotmail.it


From: madeline alberici
Email: ho1940@googlemail.com
Subject: Italian surnames - Cianchetti, Alberici
Date: Thu, 17 May 2012 16:59:37

My Grandparents were Italian and came to england 1880-1890 approx.They settled in Birmingham eventually.the Alberici side of my family lived in Manchester for a while before moving to birmingham.They came from the Florence Area.the other side of my families surname was Cianchetti and came from Sora.They also settled in Birmingham.I was wondering if any Ancoat Members are familiar with these two surnames,if so I would dearly like to here from them.I am 91 years old and have shared a lot of my childhood memories with Proffessor Carl Chinn,a Birmingham Historian.


From: lena amato
Email: amarto@supanet.com
Subject: name change - Amato/Amata
Date: Wed, 16 May 2012 15:45:25

i am lena amato who grew up in jersey st ancoats with my aunt & uncle pasqaule patriarco.i would to know why amato sometimes ends with an o and sometimes an a.is there anyone else who grew up round about 1931 in this area who i may know,i am now 88years old.


From: Valentina serafin
Email: Valeserafin@libero.it
Subject: Grandin riccardo
Date: Tue, 8 May 2012 11:28:59

Buongiorno, io cerco un certo grandin riccardo, emigrato in francia, di cui non abbiamo piu notizie. Lo sto cercando per una successione. Grazie.


From: D'Ambrosio/Fascione
Email: footprintstothepast@yahoo.co.uk
Subject: Help Wanted
Date: Sat, 5 May 2012 13:25:14

I am helping a lady trace her family background. Her father was Nicholas D'Ambrosio, his father Giovanni and his father Migale. Giovanni married Magdelina/Magdelen Fascioni Have got back as far as 1891 census but unfortunately does not tell me where they emmigrated from, just says Italy. If there are any descendants of these familes who know I'd love to know or anyone who can help Regards Pam


From: lesley varnaseri
Email: masvarnaseri@yahoo.com
Subject: rea family
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2012 18:43:28

can you help me i am trying to find out if i still have family left my great great grandad was called Joseph Rea who came to england in the late 1800s so i was told and the family owned famouse icecream parlours in napols italy i dont have much to go on could you help many thanks lesley.


From: Virginia Barber nee Robino
Email: barber.virginia@ymail.com
Subject: Robino family
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2012 18:59:24

I am the youngest daughter of Victor Charles Robino and Mary Ann Shaw. My grandparents were Simon and Tuessainte Robino from Ancoates. If there is anyone out there who believes they are a distant relative of mine I would love to hear from you.



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