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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Ice Cream Vans

The ice cream van is a British icon. Vividly decorated, the ice cream van delivers 99s - a Cadbury's Flake stuck in a soft cream and cone, ice lollies and ice cream tubs - to suburban British homes throughout the summer.

Ice Cream Van, UK


Ice cream vans play a distinctive tune or jingle to announce their welcome arrival to children across the UK and often play on an Italian theme.

Ice cream vans can also be found parked at beaches and outside other attractions during the summer months, though their activities are regulated in the major cities, such as London. Running an ice cream van is a precarious business dependent on the vagaries of the British climate.

Ice Cream Van, Stockport, England.


Tales of ice cream vans serving drugs and stolen property as well as soft creams in Glasgow in the 1980s is a darker side to the story of Britain's popular mobile, ice cream vendors.

British Ice Cream Van

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