Category Archives: Italy

Africa’s last Emperor lived in Wimbledon

Haile Selassie (born 1892) was Ethiopia’s Regent from 1916 to 1930 and  its Emperor from 1930 to 1974.  When Italy invaded Ethiopia in 1935 he fled to UK, staying initially with a supportive family in Wimbledon (and later for 5 years here in … Continue reading

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A cup of coffee

The international Costa Coffee chain of coffee houses is named after Italian immigrant brothers Bruno and Sergio Costa who founded a coffee roastery in Lambeth, London, in 1971. The family had moved to England in the 1960s. The Costas branched out … Continue reading

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Beers International

You can travel the world on the beer shelves at your local supermarket. These are thanks to Tesco’s.   Let’s keep ’em coming.

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