|Italian Ice-cream Makers
Sent: Thursday, December 09, 1999
Recently mentioned in the A & S Herald files from 1949 (in the 50 years ago
segment) was that Alfonso Agostini from Ardrossan was on holiday to his
Being sent for a jug of icecream to the Italians was one of my favourite
choirs. My relatives lived opposite Alfie's shop in Glasgow Street in what
was the Buff Close.
I remember the Italian communities farewell to him and as a young lad was in
awe at the big cars lined up Glasgow Street. I wonder if my memory was
influenced by those Chicago gangster type movies shown at the Lyric? No
doubt there would have been a Nardini or two amongst the mourners!
Also at that time there was a European lady, I think her name was Ezzi, she
ran a coffee shop (real coffee) not "Camp", next to the Buff Close. Ladies
in the profession and foreign seamen used to gather there and there was the
smell of odd tobacco. Pasha I'm told!
Just a few recollections from the early 50s.