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I was only allowed a Mini Milk. The Merc is the one that plied its trade around the estate where I grew up. It still does.

 

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I'm trying to find a picture online or elsewhere of the ice cream vans that frequented my road when I was young.

We had Geraldo "Top Ices" who played Popeye. He was an independent whose patch was the Singlewell, Never Farm and Kings Farm area of Gravesend and sold the products of L. Papa & sons ice creams & gelato. Had one of those old Commer jobs well into the 1990s.

The local Franchise was Tonibell. Various rammel, speciality - pink cow on the roof of the van.

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Another independent was "Jack the Ripple".

 

Incidentally Tonibell are still going, and looking out for vintage ice cream vans to restore. https://www.tonibell99.co.uk

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16 hours ago, Pieman said:

Nuff said.

Image result for klf ice cream van

for those wondering ( @Datsuncog and @Pieman ), cuz I know a guy who is from the Ukraine and can read russian etc and im curious myself :) 

I ran the picture by him and it says, in ukraine, on the side

"Fresh for you!"

and above the windscreen it says "everyone goes to" (then obviously in english "Mu Mu land" LOL)

dont know if anyone previously translated the text or not before, so excuse me if someone has done so!

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A good friend of mine skippers a super yacht in the South of France. The harbour they frequent is serviced by an ice cream boat. Namely a very fast 36 foot rib piloted by an equally tasty blonde. Ice cream deliveries are 25 euros a go. If the guests buy ice creams for themselves, it is customary to get some for the crew as well. Therefore a simple delivery to just one yacht can easily net her 250 euros. He said that when sales were slow, she would whip off the top of her designer bikini and make sure to apply a good portion of sun tan lotion (in full view of everyone). This action would normally result in lots of radio traffic and calls for her to visit other yachts. He reckoned in the high season she was doing 5K a day which should keep up the repayments on her 100K boat and designer swimwear.

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3 hours ago, 808 Estate said:

A good friend of mine skippers a super yacht in the South of France. The harbour they frequent is serviced by an ice cream boat. Namely a very fast 36 foot rib piloted by an equally tasty blonde. Ice cream deliveries are 25 euros a go. If the guests buy ice creams for themselves, it is customary to get some for the crew as well. Therefore a simple delivery to just one yacht can easily net her 250 euros. He said that when sales were slow, she would whip off the top of her designer bikini and make sure to apply a good portion of sun tan lotion (in full view of everyone). This action would normally result in lots of radio traffic and calls for her to visit other yachts. He reckoned in the high season she was doing 5K a day which should keep up the repayments on her 100K boat and designer swimwear.

How the other half live.  I can barely even afford a "99" from my local vendor when he drives round.

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Also, I spotted this one in another thread on here recently - still in service near Dublin.

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I thought the hideous beast had to be a one-off vehicle, then after I posted the above photo on Facebook a mate sent me a pic of this one in Wolverhampton!

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Does anyone have more info on them?

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3 hours ago, 808 Estate said:

A good friend of mine skippers a super yacht in the South of France. The harbour they frequent is serviced by an ice cream boat. Namely a very fast 36 foot rib piloted by an equally tasty blonde. Ice cream deliveries are 25 euros a go. If the guests buy ice creams for themselves, it is customary to get some for the crew as well. Therefore a simple delivery to just one yacht can easily net her 250 euros. He said that when sales were slow, she would whip off the top of her designer bikini and make sure to apply a good portion of sun tan lotion (in full view of everyone). This action would normally result in lots of radio traffic and calls for her to visit other yachts. He reckoned in the high season she was doing 5K a day which should keep up the repayments on her 100K boat and designer swimwear.

My mam used to do similar at the chip shop.  

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50 minutes ago, Pieman said:

Also, I spotted this one in another thread on here recently - still in service near Dublin.

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I thought the hideous beast had to be a one-off vehicle, then after I posted the above photo on Facebook a mate sent me a pic of this one in Wolverhampton!

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Does anyone have more info on them?

Whitby/Cummins conversion on the Austin/Morris FG 'threepenny bit' chassis. Only a few built, using a small petrol engine at the rear to drive the whippy machine.

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5 hours ago, 808 Estate said:

A good friend of mine skippers a super yacht in the South of France. The harbour they frequent is serviced by an ice cream boat. Namely a very fast 36 foot rib piloted by an equally tasty blonde. Ice cream deliveries are 25 euros a go. If the guests buy ice creams for themselves, it is customary to get some for the crew as well. Therefore a simple delivery to just one yacht can easily net her 250 euros. He said that when sales were slow, she would whip off the top of her designer bikini and make sure to apply a good portion of sun tan lotion (in full view of everyone). This action would normally result in lots of radio traffic and calls for her to visit other yachts. He reckoned in the high season she was doing 5K a day which should keep up the repayments on her 100K boat and designer swimwear.

Presumably she is called Mivvi...

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