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Enrico Facchino

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Enrico Facchino (1875-1956) founder of Facchino's Biscuits and Meddocream

1875 Born in Rome, Italy

1898 Arrived in Birmingham from Italy

1911 Living at 22 Bartholomew Street, Birmingham: Mary Fachinni (age 34 born Italy). With her husband Enrico Fachinni (age 34 born Italy), Ice Cream and General Dealer - Employer, and their seven children; Raulfac Fachinni (age 8 born Birmingham); Ando Fachinni (age 10 born Birmingham); Lizzie Fachinni (age 6 born Birmingham); Esther Fachinni (age 11 born Birmingham); Lewey Fachinni (age 5 born Birmingham); Winnie Fachinni (age 3 born Birmingham); and Dominic Fachinni (age 2 born Birmingham). Also five boarders who are all listed as Organ Grinders and Ice Cream vendors.[1]

1918/19 he set up a wafer biscuit factory in Birmingham

1956 Died in Birmingham. Of Alton Lodge, Gravelly Hill. Probate to Anthony Facchino, Paul Anthony Facchino and Dominic Facchino, company directors, and to Joseph John Facchino, licensed victualler.

1956 Obituary[2]

Mr. Enrico Facchino, founder of the Birmingham firms of Facchino's Biscuits Ltd. and Meddocream Ltd., died at his home, Alton Lodge, Gravelly Hill, Erdington, yesterday. He was 83. Mr. Facchino came to this country from Italy in 1899 and entered the food industry in 1919. A few years ago he sold to the Milk Marketing Board a milk drying plant he had set up in Wales. He leaves four sons and six daughters.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1911 Census
  2. Birmingham Daily Post - Friday 15 June 1956