The business at 5 Dishlandtown Street is listed both in the Censimento and in the 1955 Arbroath Trades Directory as belonging to A. Becci. It has not been established when it was founded.
An Angelo Becci died in Arbroath in 1964. He was predeceased by his wife, Maria (Coffrini)
Subsequently the business transferred to his sons, Eugenio and Atillio.
It is not known when it ceased trading. Today the premises are occupied by Angus Accountancy.
Atillio died, age 66, in 1980.
Atillio Becci in his younger days was professional footballer:
“Noted for his all-action enthusiasm at full-back, 200-game Arbroath stalwart Attilio Pietro Becci (b. Arbroath, c.1914; d. Arbroath, 1980) guested for Leicester City during 1943/4. A 1932 signing for his local Scottish club, where he was familiarly known as ‘Teel’. He also turned out for Notts County during WW2, and represented a high-quality British Army XI in Naples in 1945. He played for Forres Mechanics postwar. The exotic name was inherited from a Parma-born father who ran an Arbroath fish-and-chip shop. (8 apps)”