In 1898 Lorenzo Giacopazzi left his home in Borgo Val Di Taro (Northern Italy) to seek his fortune in America.
However, like many of his fellow travellers, he landed in Scotland and decided to make his home there instead of continuing his journey. Settling in Eyemouth, a small fishing village in the Scottish Borders, he set up in business doing what he knew best – making ice cream. So, for generations now, people have enjoyed Giacopazzi’s ice cream which is still produced in Eyemouth today with the same love and passion as Lorenzo brought to his craft.
These archive images were found among the family’s collection of slides taken over the years. The photo of the ice cream van features the current owner’s Grandmother, Agnes Giacopazzi, alongside her brother, Tom Miller. Agnes continues to live in Eyemouth and has found fame at last in her nineties by featuring on the family’s business website! Some of you may re-call the look and layout of the dining room from the old photos, but do you remember the function suite above, called The Shallows? The photo of the outside of the shop is our favourite – look at all the boxes of sweets and confectionary in the windows and check out the American car! It belonged to Somers Giacopazzi, whose Grandson Peter is the current owner.