Hello & welcome to our newly refurbished site that gives a brief history of an Italian Community that became known as Sheffields Little Italy. It still holds all the previous information, we're just modernising to give the site a cleaner feel. if you have any questions or comments please add below.


  1. My great grand parents came to england in 1823 from Genoa his name was John Raffo,my own grandfather one of John`s children was called Angelo Raffo i would be very interested in finding out more about my italian history.

    (Posted on 2017-01-30 18:46:00 by Terence J Brook)
  2. Hi - I'm just dropping in to say I am the grandson of Doris (Saccomando) & James Daws. I have also seen my great Uncle's Tony, Andrew and Teddy on here. I've also seen my grandmothers Uncle Ernest Pellegrino (my great, great Uncle). I remember him visiting my Gran's and us going to his house - I was only a young lad back then. I've also seen my Great GrandMother & Great GrandFather - Rosa & Antonio Saccomando. I never met Antonio, but again can remember Great Gran visiting my Gran's (Doris) and us going to GreatGran Rosa's house. It seems a world away now. Where have all the years gone?

    (Posted on 2015-11-19 21:06:00 by Jeff Daws)
  3. I have often wondered how Rita and Emelia were and not know either of their married names thought I might never find out . We have been living in Spain for the last 11 years and I would just like to send my love and wish them well Alma

    (Posted on 2015-07-14 16:07:00 by Alma Clixby)
  4. Great new look Julie. Much brighter.

    (Posted on 2015-04-27 19:22:00 by Dennis Cerrone)
  5. Hi Julie,

    Am I being stupid; there doesn't appear to be a way to sign in, as before, to the forum.


    (Posted on 2014-11-14 16:05:00 by Vic Hoyland (Daniel))

    (Posted on 2014-11-10 20:32:00 by riley rose)
  7. really love the new look so much easier to find bits and a really modern look keep up the good work

    (Posted on 2014-11-10 20:30:00 by adam james)