Mayor of Coleraine Councillor Maurice Bradley sees the Cento Anni exhibition for himself, in the company of Angelo Morelli.
A CENTURY of one of the North Coast’s most well-loved businesses is celebrated at Flowerfield Arts Centre throughout this month, as the facility welcomes ‘Cento Anni’ – a wonderful photographic exhibition that looks back on the last hundred years of the Morelli family.
This amazing collection of photographs follows the trail of the ice cream dynasty all the way back to Casalaticco in Italy, where the family has its roots, through to the arrival in Coleraine, where Peter set up his first famous shop in Stone Row in the town.
Through the intervening decades, the family has become synonymous with the north coast resorts, and the Morelli family businesses in Portstewart and Portrush are landmarks. Throughout that time, the business has won many awards for the quality of the ice cream they produce, and the family have become integral parts of the business community.
Many visitors have already enjoyed the exhibition, which remains on show at Flowerfield until the end of July. It’s part of a series of events that the family have organised to celebrate the 100th year of the business. For more information, visit the wesbites – www.morelli-story.com and the special celebratory website www.centoanni.co.uk
The exhibition is on show in the Upper Gallery at Flowerfield Arts Centre. Admission is free, and the galleries are open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday and from 10am to 1pm on Saturdays. If you’d like to know more, get in touch with the reception staff at Flowerfield on (028) 7083 1400.