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Iolanda

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Leo Forte
« on: January 27, 2017, 06:31:35 AM »
Hello looking for the Forte family.  Leo was a solicitor.

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Re: Leo Forte
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2017, 08:18:34 PM »
Sorry, can't help with looking for family but knew Leo a bit when I was younger and he was the Italian consul.
Also he was the honorary president of the Northern Ireland Opera Trust board in the 70/80's and saw him at events. Nice man.
One of the Forte's used to teach Italian at night school, Peter I think? Forte's cafe in Castle Street I went into.
Lovely name by the way. My mother was Iolanda as well.
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Re: Leo Forte
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2017, 09:02:28 PM »
Any relation to the Forte family who owned the cafe beside the Arcadia steps in Portrush ? Best fish and chips in Portrush at that time , sadly long gone.
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Re: Leo Forte
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2017, 10:00:40 PM »
Any relation to the Forte family who owned the cafe beside the Arcadia steps in Portrush ? Best fish and chips in Portrush at that time , sadly long gone.

Yes Bigali. He was the son of Angelo and Nancy Forte from Portrush.
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Re: Leo Forte
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2017, 10:08:23 PM »

Yes Bigali. He was the son of Angelo and Nancy Forte from Portrush.

Oh how I would love to be in that cafe now with its gleaming tiles and Formica topped tables with the smell of the coffee machine, a plate of haddock and chips in front of me with a mug of tea , bread and butter and a Knickerbocker Glory to follow .
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Re: Leo Forte
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2017, 10:13:19 PM »

Oh how I would love to be in that cafe now with its gleaming tiles and Formica topped tables with the smell of the coffee machine, a plate of haddock and chips in front of me with a mug of tea , bread and butter and a Knickerbocker Glory to follow .
It was the first place I ever saw a real Knickerbocker Glory. Saw a few later in life but never the likes of theirs!  :)
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Re: Leo Forte
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2017, 10:23:36 PM »
It was the first place I ever saw a real Knickerbocker Glory. Saw a few later in life but never the likes of theirs!  :)

No doubt about it their Knickerbocker Glorys were great , as a kid it was the first place I experienced that long spoon for eating them , took a wee while to get used to the spoon , Mother having to clean ice cream out of my ear etc  :D
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Re: Leo Forte
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2017, 10:24:40 PM »
Oh I love them, my favourite dessert....I had one in Ownies in Carrick a few months ago, it was nice, but not as nice as I remembered them.... :) :)

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Re: Leo Forte
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2017, 10:26:17 PM »
Bertoluccis in Ballycastle did a decent one but not as good as Fortes  :)
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Re: Leo Forte
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2017, 10:30:25 PM »
Bigali that sounds like an infection... :D

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Re: Leo Forte
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2017, 10:31:10 PM »
We need to go in with a clear mind.....and m aybe we would like them... :D

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Re: Leo Forte
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2017, 10:33:33 PM »
Bigali that sounds like an infection... :D

Jaysus now that I've looked at it again it does !  :-[

It might have been Bertorellis but was known as the Strand Cafe Ballycastle  :)
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Re: Leo Forte
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2017, 06:39:34 AM »
Hello looking for the Forte family.  Leo was a solicitor.
Iolanda, I've sent you a PM.
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Re: Leo Forte
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2017, 08:50:42 AM »
Hi my Name is Andy Stuart , my birth name was James Angelo Forte born in August 1963 to my mum Yolanda Maria Forte .. I'm trying to locate my blood family whom I believe all lived and still live in Portrush or surrounding area .
It's been a long time and I would love to hear from someone with any info
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Andy x

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Re: Leo Forte
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2017, 04:08:18 PM »
Hi, I didn't know the Fortes but my father Dante knew Leo well. I am trying to find out the name of the solicitor's Leo worked for in Belfast and thought his sons or daughters might know this.