Cockayne receives key to his ancestral Italian town of Turi

Oct 17, 2014 533

Though Mayor Ken Cockayne's grandfather left his native Turi, Italy to make his way to America long ago, the family's ties to the southern Italian town remain.

On Thursday, Cockayne received an elaborately framed key to Turi engraved with a coat of arms depicting a bull under an oak tree. The first citizen of Turi, Domenico Coppi, said in a letter to Bristol's mayor that an "indissoluble thread" holds the children and grandchildren of emigrants who left their hometown in Italy to make a better life for themselves.

Read more


You may be interested