Brucciani’s Scoops of Joy

Brucciani’s Scoops of Joy

The Brucciani family has been making ice cream in Morecambe for over 100 years and is best known for its specialty ice cream and their most Art Deco of confections, the Knickerbocker Glory.

Great-grandfather Luigi was 13 years old when he made the three-month journey with his family from Italy to make a new start in England.

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His family were farmers who were struggling to make a living in rural Tuscany so they came here for a better life.

Luigi and his family worked their way finally settling in Barrow and setting up two cafes. Luigi’s son Peter set up the first of his two cafes in Morecambe in 1932 in the West End before opening the one near the Winter Gardens Theatre in 1939 as war broke out.

Brucciani's Scoops of Joy

The current café opened the summer before World War Two broke out so Morecambe was heaving with servicemen and women. Despite wartime rations and not being able to make ice cream, the café became a hit with many calling in for Italian coffees.

Brucciani's Scoops of Joy

Churchill’s daughter used to come in for a coffee and we used to sell chocolate and cigarettes. As soon as we stocked the shelves, they were gone.

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