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    I am about to embark upon a project for a book dedicated to the families who lived in and around the little Italy area of Liverpool, mainly Gerard St, Christian St, Lionel St and Circus St. This also includes St Joseph and Holy cross parishes. Along with Terry Cooke author of 'Little Italy' and Ron Formby of the 'Scottie Press' families we are interested in contacting are...
    Albertini, Baccino, Biolettis, Bordessa, Capaldi, Cappella, Chiappe, Colletto, Frediani, Fusco, Gianelli, Imundi, Innelli, Mancini, Marengo, Miello's, Minchelli, Minghella, Muscatelli's, Podesta, Riozzi, Sabatini, Santangelli, Silvano, Tambourini, Tremarco, Valerio, Varcelli, Vernti, Ventro, Vermiglio and Volante. Also anyone else with stories of the area are welcome too.
    All information and photographs of the area which later became Gerard Gardens would be greatly appreciated either e-mail me here at the forum or e-mail to dmdanunz@hotmail.co.uk


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    Quote Originally Posted by mrs zappa View Post
    I am about to embark upon a project for a book dedicated to the families who lived in and around the little Italy area of Liverpool, mainly Gerard St, Christian St, Lionel St and Circus St. This also includes St Joseph and Holy cross parishes. Along with Terry Cooke author of 'Little Italy' and Ron Formby of the 'Scottie Press' families we are interested in contacting are...
    Albertini, Baccino, Bordessa, Capaldi, Cappella, Chiappe, Colletto, Frediani, Fusco, Gianelli, Imundi, Innelli, Mancini, Marengo, Minchelli, Minghella, Podesta, Riozzi, Sabatini, Santangelli, Silvano, Tremarco, Valerio, Varcelli, Vernti, Ventro, Vermiglio and Volante.
    All information and photographs of the area which later became Gerard Gardens would be greatly appreciated either e-mail me here at the forum or e-mail to dmdanunz@hotmail.co.uk

    Thanks Debz D'Annunzio
    Hi Mrs Z

    The best of luck to you with your project. Don't though spam the board with help requests. I have reduced your no. of requests to one. I hope you understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrs zappa View Post
    I am about to embark upon a project for a book dedicated to the families who lived in and around the little Italy area of Liverpool, mainly Gerard St, Christian St, Lionel St and Circus St. This also includes St Joseph and Holy cross parishes. Along with Terry Cooke author of 'Little Italy' and Ron Formby of the 'Scottie Press' families we are interested in contacting are...
    Albertini, Baccino, Bordessa, Capaldi, Cappella, Chiappe, Colletto, Frediani, Fusco, Gianelli, Imundi, Innelli, Mancini, Marengo, Minchelli, Minghella, Podesta, Riozzi, Sabatini, Santangelli, Silvano, Tremarco, Valerio, Varcelli, Vernti, Ventro, Vermiglio and Volante.
    All information and photographs of the area which later became Gerard Gardens would be greatly appreciated either e-mail me here at the forum or e-mail to dmdanunz@hotmail.co.uk

    Thanks Debz D'Annunzio
    Just to Bump this up a bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by John(Zappa) View Post
    Just to Bump this up a bit
    That's fine, John. Thanks.
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    Debz/Zaps. Don't forget some who were missed out last time yet are still living in the area, the Miello's, Muscatelli's, Baccino's.
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    cheers ged if you think of anyone else let me know, i am working by memory only and at my age its getting worse

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    I believe so, John said he celebrated his last birthday on his own
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    Hiya Mrs Zapps ,
    Just to wish you good luck ,
    My dad's best mate is a Riozzi , so if i can help you by asking him any questions fire away ,
    I was friends with a Donna Baccino in the 80's We lost contact as i moved house so much, but i'd love to hear from her again ,

    Karen x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    I believe so, John said he celebrated his last birthday on his own
    Did I say that? I can't remember???

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    oi enough already you two stop cluttering this thread up or i'll breaka yer face! va bene
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    Quote Originally Posted by gorgeous View Post
    Hiya Mrs Zapps ,
    Just to wish you good luck ,
    My dad's best mate is a Riozzi , so if i can help you by asking him any questions fire away ,
    I was friends with a Donna Baccino in the 80's We lost contact as i moved house so much, but i'd love to hear from her again ,

    Karen x
    hi karen
    thats great i seem to recollect that the riozzi family are related to my family (the d'annunzio's) somewhere along the line. would you ask the riozzi family if they wouldn't mind being interviewed
    thanks a bunch debz

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrs zappa View Post
    I am about to embark upon a project for a book dedicated to the families who lived in and around the little Italy area of Liverpool, mainly Gerard St, Christian St, Lionel St and Circus St. This also includes St Joseph and Holy cross parishes. Along with Terry Cooke author of 'Little Italy' and Ron Formby of the 'Scottie Press' families we are interested in contacting are...
    Albertini, Baccino, Biolettis, Bordessa, Capaldi, Cappella, Chiappe, Colletto, Frediani, Fusco, Gianelli, Imundi, Innelli, Mancini, Marengo, Miello's, Minchelli, Minghella, Muscatelli's, Podesta, Riozzi, Sabatini, Santangelli, Silvano, Tambourini, Tremarco, Valerio, Varcelli, Vernti, Ventro, Vermiglio and Volante. Also anyone else with stories of the area are welcome too.
    All information and photographs of the area which later became Gerard Gardens would be greatly appreciated either e-mail me here at the forum or e-mail to dmdanunz@hotmail.co.uk

    Thanks Debz D'Annunzio
    just to refresh

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    Hi Debz

    I have put a "sticky" on this thread which hopefully will help you get more attention. Good luck once more.

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    Hi to everyone.

    I joined the forum today when I saw this thread on Little Italy.

    My great grandad came here in 1870 from Italy and from humble beginings - like so many immigrants at the time - worked hard to build a life for his growing family as part of the wider Italian community in Liverpool.

    They lived in St. Josephs parish most of their early lives and the family business's peaked around 1930's when we had a number of Chippies and Ice Cream parlours in and around Scottie Rd., Currie St, Limekiln Lane etc.

    I've been researching our family history for 20+ years and I can honestly say that it still facinates me. Unfortunately, all of my dad's generation have now passed on but the rest of us Pod's are still thriving on Merseyside.

    And just in case you were wondering, no, it wasn't our chippie that got bombed. We did loose the site to the Wallasey Tunnel entrance though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gatepark View Post
    Hi to everyone.

    I joined the forum today when I saw this thread on Little Italy.

    My great grandad came here in 1870 from Italy and from humble beginings - like so many immigrants at the time - worked hard to build a life for his growing family as part of the wider Italian community in Liverpool.

    They lived in St. Josephs parish most of their early lives and the family business's peaked around 1930's when we had a number of Chippies and Ice Cream parlours in and around Scottie Rd., Currie St, Limekiln Lane etc.

    I've been researching our family history for 20+ years and I can honestly say that it still facinates me. Unfortunately, all of my dad's generation have now passed on but the rest of us Pod's are still thriving on Merseyside.

    And just in case you were wondering, no, it wasn't our chippie that got bombed. We did loose the site to the Wallasey Tunnel entrance though!

    Regards
    Excellent that you found us, gatepark! Hopefully you can help with Debz's book!

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    She will be very interested. I'll go get her.......
    By the way..Nice to meet you Gatepark

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    Hi Paul
    thanks for getting in touch, i really appreciate it.
    looking forward to meeting you
    Yours Debz
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    Hello to a Podesta then

    Chiappies was also demolished for the tunnel entrance.
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    Cheers Ged - nice to meet you.

    Your chippy went too eh! Seems yer couldn't move for chippies and ice cream parlours down there. Its a wonder people survived eatin' all that stuff?

    We must have clogged up thousands of arteries over the years! An we complain about Mc?onalds.

    Funny how things change but still stay the same!

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    If anyone has any Italian connections or stories about the little italy neighbourhood please contact me
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    heres some pics

    Daily Post columnist David Charters and local artist James Cummins today at the echo office

    the art club off dale street

    cheapside mosaic

    news from nowhere bold street

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    Debz. Was at Tommy O'Keeffe's today and he gave me a copy of this photo you can use. It features from right to left (just to be awkward) Gerry and Gene Chiappe (their dad, Gerry senior, a big bloke) was owner of Chiappes cafe/ice cream parlour on Scottie road. Next on the picture are Tommy himself, Jimmy Bellis in the front, the two to the rear are Dennis and Jimmy Hill (no, not that one) and the two on the extreme left are the other 2 Chiappe bros who were running the Manchester concern. The pic was taken in Manchester on a night out.






    Also on Scottie at the bottom end were J. Podesta's - fried fish dealer (or Chippy to you and I) - they were at No.48 on the stretch between Gay st and Rose Place and there was an O. Fusco's confectioners at No. 31 and at 284 further up. Also a confectioners called A.B. Buschini. These are all in the Kelly's directory for 1908. Santagelli's ice cream parlour was on the corner of Gerard st and Bennett st right in the heart of Little Italy.
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    HI Ged
    this is fantastic, Ron Formby and I visited Tommy and Alice a few weeks back and he told me of this photo, he had a look for it but couldn't find it. it is well worth the wait thankyou very much Ged and i will thank Tommy asap he was a good looking guy in his youth!!
    Debz

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