Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 15th May, 2019)
Ice Cream van
Is it true Mrs. Thatcher invented Mr. Whippy ice cream?
Great family picture Ron, get one for me please, one with the flaky bar in.
That's why it was full of air....
Holdens Noted Ices, they do all sorts of funny flavours like Guinness
Mr Whippy's ice cream was delicious - you 'thought' you were getting more for your money but it was just 'puffed up' with air... Good idea Mrs T.
He’s saying it Irene, that little lad on the bike is saying "Wot's it getten t'do wi' thee? Mind thi' own business!"
Poet - she was one of the chemists involved in creating Mr Whippy.
Post war supply problems meant a lot of food research was based on fewer ingredients.
Arguably, this only changed in the 1970s.
Cheese ingredients were restricted well into the 70s.
The varieties available today(just from the UK) were only coming ito the shops from about 1971.
Mrs. Thatcher the Mad scientist?
Yes, I can see that.
I preferred 'Fredericks', that is back in the days when ice cream was in fact ice CREAM, and not ice vegetable oil (or worse still trans fats)!
AP - Fredericks was based in Chorley. Actually Duxbury, their shop was at the T junction with Wigan Lane.
Agree, excellent ice cream.
I hope the little lad IS saying that, DTease….we need him and his mates to carry on our Wigan dialect!
That's right, AP: Gradely stuff was Fredericks ice cream. I remember Tony? bringing his three-wheeled ice-box to a juddering stop at the bottom of Grange Road, Bryn, in the late fifties. Aye, AP, . . . .
No other ice cream beats Jersey Ice Cream-for me anyway,last time I was there it was £2 50p for a single blob. It was worth every lick!
Ferretti's (Teddy bears picnic) and De Roma's ( Greensleeves) were the music of childhood. As soon as the van entered the street those chimes would stop any street game instantly and send dozens of kids scurrying in pleading ' Mum , can I have sixpence'.
I remember Cassinellis in the 50's, a two wheeled cart pulled by a horse...wow, some time ago now.
Ferretti's sold pastel-coloured ice-cream lollies with the top half dipped in chocolate which gave a satisfying "crack" when you bit it! They were threepence. I recall the tune "Greensleeves" rising and falling on a boiling hoy Summer's day as De Roma's van meandered round the streets, and we all joined in with the tv advert for Pendleton's Twicers.....come on, Wigan Worlders...all together now....."What could be nicer than a Pendleton's Twicer.....ice-cream with a lolly each end"!
I remember those horse pulled ice- cream carts, they were very elaborately decorated... Works of art they were....
That's right, Poet: Tasteful tunes, and tunes which on the odd occasion didn't afford the time for Mum to find her purse (just not Cricket); the children eventually scurrying towards the van, as well, as it approached its next stop.
A satisfying 'crack' (You're a rum cove, Roberts) sounds healthy, as do the 'muffled' sound of the vendor's ice-box lid at the moment it's closed, and the easy 'snap' of a young runner bean, which tells you that it's ready - there must be more 'lovelies' out there.
Yes, there are more "lovelies" out there, young Philip.....me and our Veronica to name but two! xxxxx
If we don't blow our own trumpets Irene nobody else will! Hahaha
Aye, and yer right, Irene. You take care - both of you.