Anthony Rea's book, 'Manchester's Little Italy, memories of the Italian colony of Ancoats' was published in 1988, and the author has gone on to produce a comprehensive website, http://www.ancoatslittleitaly.com/.
The website book list includes a book which gives a factual account of the development of the Italian community of Manchester from the late 1800s to the Thirties. This is 'La Colonia Italiana di Manchester (1794 -1932)' by Professor Azeglio Valgimigli. Unfortunately for those who cannot read Italian, the translated version referred to on the website is not available in the Library.
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The photographs above can also be viewed directly on the Flickr site where you will find many more sets on Manchester Archives Flickr photostream.