Interview with Ugo Rossi
Level: Category
Sound Archive
Level: Fonds
Scope and Content:
Title: Ugo Rossi - Ice Cream Seller
Speaker(s): Rossi, Ugo; Haley, Edward
Date of recording: 19/4/83
Length of tape: 55 mins
Depositor: Haley, Edward
Restrictions: copyright Edward Haley
Synopsis of tape: Memories of Ugo Rossi, one of the Rossi Ice Cream family; born Scotland 1925; father's background, shop, ice cream recipe; family's moves; all siblings went into business; father and uncle Peter's partnership, prices; street vending in Scotland, competition between Italians; impressions of Southend 1932; manufacturing done by uncle's side of the family; sent to school in Italy 1937-40, treatment by Fascists; business during wartime, troops, air raids; military service from 1943, meeting relatives in Italy, demob 1947; marriage; side 2 - opened coffee bar 1960, wife's health, business history since then; ice cream van round, regulars; family relationships between ice cream sellers.
Dates of Creation:
Custodial History:
Ted Haley Accession Number A0126

Key terms

TypeKey termsDescription
Subjects Second World War Ugo Rossi - Ice Cream Seller, 1983
Document Types Sound recording Ugo Rossi - Ice Cream Seller, 1983