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pent boy

Ice cream sellers.

There was a really lovely chap called Danny Ferrarri who drove an ice cream van in the 50/60s.I will never forget how he was with my youngest brother,who had polio and wore a full length caliper on his leg.Danny would never charge for his cornet,and this went on for years. He was obviously taken with how the calliper never stopped my brother doing anything from the age of 18 months when he had polio,and Danny would always stop outside our house in Attlee avenue

without fail.He lived in Abersychan, and I believe he died last year.My other ice cream memory is of Leon Wests father with a stop me and buy one 3 wheeler bicycle which he used to sell ice cream from in the 40/50s. Laughing
pooroldjon

Re: Ice cream sellers.

pent boy wrote:
There was a really lovely chap called Danny Ferrarri who drove an ice cream van in the 50/60s.I will never forget how he was with my youngest brother,who had polio and wore a full length caliper on his leg.Danny would never charge for his cornet,and this went on for years. He was obviously taken with how the calliper never stopped my brother doing anything from the age of 18 months when he had polio,and Danny would always stop outside our house in Attlee avenue

without fail.He lived in Abersychan, and I believe he died last year.My other ice cream memory is of Leon Wests father with a stop me and buy one 3 wheeler bicycle which he used to sell ice cream from in the 40/50s. Laughing


i remember danny very well, not leo's dad though, but leo and I have friends for over 40yrs now.
pent boy

Leon West

Pooroldjohn,I havent seen westy for years,not since my time with the gwent.It was in my very early years that his father was on his bike ,it was quite a big thing and it used to amaze me how he got it up ashfield road because it is quite steep at the bottom,but then again he was a big man just like his son.
Anthony Earl-Williams

ice cream sellers

Pent boy,
                don't you remember Rico?  He had a smallish van in the 1950s and 1960s and I think his round was all of Six Bells. When the weather was nice he'd always come down Richmond Road ringing a big bell and stop half way down.
He was Italian and loved speaking Italian with Andrew Cavacuiti.
The ice cream was excellent and the sirup on top seemed to us children a special treat. I think a cornet was 3d and I think a large one 5d.
It was a good economic lesson for children to realise that their parents couldn't always afford to buy ice cream!
Does anyone else remember him?
Anthony
scrum v

ice cream seller

any ideas which ice cream seller this is[img][/img]
pent boy

ice cream sellers

Hi scrum v, that is exactly like the 3-wheeler that mr West, sorry I cant remember Leos fathers christian name,used to use, but looking at the chap leaning on the bike he looks too young to be him. Mind you the celebration could be to do with the war, or if it was a carnival from before the war then it could possibly be him.
pent boy

ice cream sellers

Not quite sure if the word to the left on the bike is West ?
scrum v

pent boy Leos fathers name was Fred West
did you play for blaenau gwent when this photo was taken


in previous posts you mentioned nobby did you mean Glyn Prosser
Anthony Earl-Williams

Abertillery Grammar School

Scrum V
Lovely photo and many memories.
Have already sent it to some rugby pals of my vintage.
Where was Alan Higgins then?
Anthony
pent boy

Blaenau Gwent

Hello again scrum v,I did play that season and the followlng centenary season but didnt get on either photo,probably because I was working at the time.Yes is the answer to your other question as well, I was in his house 2 weeks ago and will be there again later on this week. Last Thursday I was in Cwmtillery watching my grandson playing football and was talking to John Henry and Colin Preece as they were flying their pigeons next to the ground.It was nearly 40 years since I had seen either of them, and John was telling me that he picks John Hill up and takes him to the cafe in the park for dinner a few times a week as J,H, has parkinsons. I will have to try to meet them there one day and try to persuade Jeff Lines to come with me as I see him mast weeks through the winter playing indoor bowls.
Anthony Earl-Williams

ice cream sellers

rugby and ice cream seem to have got completely mixed up - and, I don't mean to be unkind, but I cannot understand the latest contribution at all.....(?)
Are you well, by the way, Pent Boy?
Anthony

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