Giulio Semadeni (1850-1910)

From Historical Hastings

Born circa 1850, Giulio was a Swiss confectioner who set up the well known confectionery shop of Semadenis in Hastings. In the 1881 census, thirty year old Guilio Semadeni is recorded as being a "Swiss Confectioner" at 8 George Street[1].

He had moved to Redhill and was on a trip overnight to Basle with one of his sons in August 1910. He did not alight from the train at Basle and his body was subsequently found on the railway tracks between Paris and Strasbourg near Loisy-sur-Marine, it being supposed that during the night he had attempted to leave his carriage to go to another part of the train and accidentally opened one of the exterior doors[2]

References & Notes

  1. UK Census 1881
  2. British Newspaper Archive Hastings & St. Leonards Observer 13 August 1910 Pg. 0002