Ancoats - A Little Bit Of Italy In Manchester

This lovingly created website charts the history of the Ancoats area of Manchester, which, in the 19th century, became home to a large group of Italian immigrants. Site creator and local historian, Anthony Rea traces the history of his family and the community in which he grew up through its churches, industries and societies. From ice cream makers, to music and Second World War internment, the site offers a fascinating account of the birth, growth and evolution of a community.

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