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Friday, 18 May 2012

When We Were Six.....

When I was a little girl in the 1960's, as all children, when I heard the ice cream van playing its tune, I would asked my Mother if I could perhaps have one. Sometimes my luck was in! but to this day I can remember she would only let me buy one if it was the Wall's van. So I would have to watch the Mr Whippy ice cream van come and go, and wait hoping the Wall's van would come. Mr Whippy's tune was so much prettier and I longed to try their ice cream, it looked so much nicer all whipped up on top of the cone, instead of a do it yourself job, as the Wall's ice cream had to be unwrapped and slotted into the cone, still Mother knows best ( I think the ice cream must have been made properly )
This is what I longed for...
At least I didn't end up with one of these... Carrots on Sticks!
Then there was the Bakers Van...he also sold penny sweets!!
My favourite Rainbow Drops...
Pear Drops.....
Milk Bottles......
I was not allowed Black Jacks as they made my tongue black ( Mother knows Best!!! ) All pictures from Google Images

18 comments:

  1. Aaahhh, memories! Not sure about carrot sticks though! x

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    1. Hello Suzy
      No poor little mites fancy giving them carrot's !
      Thea x

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  2. I think you had a lucky escape not having Mr Whippy. I was almost hospitalised at the age of 4 with gastro enteritis which lasted weeks and weeks and was alleged to have been caused by the icecream from a Mr Whippy van - see mother DOES know best!!! I would add to the sweeties list; imps. They seem to have disappeared from the face of the earth and they were my favourite but they also made my tongue black. Lily. xxx

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    1. Oh you poor thing Lily, I did have a lucky escape! Mother did know best ! I have not come across imps, we had shrimps but they obviously they were pink.
      Thea x

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  3. Hello Thea! You made me smile, as my Mum said the same!We watched the other children rush out to greet Mr softy, but always felt we must be missing something hehe...Walls didn,t seem to come around nearly as much too! Have a happy Sunday! Maria x

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    1. Hello Maria
      Thank you for your lovely memories, you are very welcome.
      Thea x

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  4. Hello thea, that memories of ice cream vans.
    When we come to England my husband always tries
    WALL'S cartels, it is very greedy, ihih!
    Susy Love x

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    1. Hello Susy
      Thank you thank you for your lovely comments.
      Thea x

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  5. Haha, my Mum was the same. No Mr Whippy ice creams, ever! Walls was allowed though. And best of all was an ice cream from Paniccia's, the ice cream vans that toured Frome where my Grandma Eva lived. Such a treat, made all the more special by the knowledge that my Mum had grown up eating ice cream from the same company.

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    1. Hello Annie
      Thank you for your lovely memories, very special.
      Thea x

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  6. Hi Thea, just came across your lovely blog and thought I'd say hello!
    What a sweet post! (literally!)
    The ice cream vans are so cute, and oh my, I had TOTALLY forgotten the existance of sherbet pips! I am now going to track some down! ;D
    Thanks for sharing!
    Karen x

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    1. Hello Karen
      You are very welcome, I hope you find your pips!
      Thea x

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  7. My favourite were rainbow drops although anything chocolate really-do you remember chocolate tools and chocolate covered bananas? My sister loved black jacks but I hated them. I remember her smiling showing us all her black stained teeth!

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    1. Hello Jacqui
      Yes I do remember the chocolate tools and the bananas yummy!
      thank you for your lovely comments.
      Thea x

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  8. Hi Thea, this has made my mouth water! I remember all those things, I still love black jacks and do you remember the fruit salad chews too, I used to mix both types and yes they did make your teeth and tongue go black!

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    1. Hello Anne
      Yes I do remember the fruit salads Yummy!
      Thank you for your lovely comments
      Thea x

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  9. Just found this wonderful memory filled post because I was looking for a picture of a Mr. Whippy van - what a treat this is seeing all the sweeties from my childhood - thank you!!

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    1. Glad you found me..you are very welcome
      Thea x

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