Rossis Ice Creams - Weymouth Dorset

History of Rossis Ice Creams

81 year - History of Rossis Ices

1920

- According to the Figliolini family's fascinating history, Fioravanti immigrated to England from Cantu, just north of Milan, with his brother Peter and wife Pasqua in the 1920s. They started trading as the Figliolini Brothers in Newcastle before befriending another Mediterranean entrepreneur, Toni Rossi.

1932

In 1932, the partners started Rossi's ice cream parlour in Southend, but five years later they were hunting for a new shop front. They decided to establish Rossi's as we know it today in Weymouth's Royal Arcade, on the premises of four old shops, one of which was a grocery Fioravanti eventually took the franchise from Toni, and remained trading under 'Rossi's'.

1937

- Grandfather Fioravanti set up his Ice cream palour "Rossi's" at 92 The Esplanade, Weymouth, to realize their dreams of starting a small ice cream business. The Echo reported under the headline "Science Brings Better Icecream"

1938

- Figliolini Family

1940

- The shop reopened in the 1940s...

1944

- The Second World War temporarily interrupted business, but Rossi's kept up morale by sending ice-creams to the British soldiers troops and the American rangers embarking to the D-Day landings Rossi’s Ice Cream Parlour

1949

-Picture of the staff of the day

1976

- Fulvio (Figgy) took over the running of "Rossi’s Ices" from his mother "Fulvia Figliolini!

1977

- Diploma for ice cream

1987

- linking the past generations

1988

-Diploma for Strawberry flavor ice cream

1994

- Servicemen and they wifes returned to Weymouth for the 50th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings

1995

- Diploma for ice cream Coffee

2003

- Diploma of Merit for ice cream Chocolate

2004

- Nostalgia of the golden days of steam with a visit “marvel at the Art Deco of Ross's Seafront cafe.

2008

- Christmas release of his world famous "Brandy Ice cream “which is 20% proof Ice-cream,

2011

- In recognition of 60years of memebership of the ICA

2012

- Rossis Ice Creams completes the Weymouth & Portland Monoploy Board

2013

- Rossis Ice Creams - splashes a little paint around for a fresh look to the season

Pictorial History

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