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Re: Ice Cream
« Reply #15 on: 12 August, 2017, 09:26:26 AM »
Morning all,
 Dickie Birds ice cream was on the Barking bypass A13 as mentioned. It was opposite King Edwards road and the east end of a group of factories that included Bulgins,  Epicure and some others. The site of it was on Highbridge Wharf a Timber wharf which led down to the Roding which in turn led to Barking creek .next to the site entrance was a group of 3 roads Westminster gds, craven gds, and Waverley gds this was where Bobby Moore grew up , they are all still there Bob,s old house is now owned by a charity for children .
As I remember Dickie Bird later became Neilsons as also mentioned. On the corner of Westminster gds and the by pass eas a very busy Transport cafe run by Harry Hawkes he also sold the newspapers from there ,and opposite his son Ron run the grocerey provision shop
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Re: Ice Cream
« Reply #16 on: 12 August, 2017, 10:47:31 AM »
I had a advertising plate  referring to "Neilson's Canadian Ice cream". This has satisfied my curiosity at last!

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Re: Ice Cream
« Reply #17 on: 12 August, 2017, 02:14:32 PM »
Still on the Ice cream link ,I remember during the early 70,s in the east end there as an Ice cream war amongst thesmall ice cream sellers in vans . This was about who had the best lucrative pitches in Tourist London .One of the naughty boys was a guy dubbed Eddie the Cornet King who came out of Manor park near the Railway.I had a run in with one of these sellars at this time on Tower Hill queueing behind some Tourists with my kids ,he was charging them 99p for a cornet advertised as a 99 can't remember the actual price at that time but I.m sure someone on here will, I tucked my t,shirt into me pants like the caped crusader and waded in telling him he was well out of order ,or words to that effect .
It was well known then that these fly boys were going to ruin our tourist trade, think it all quietened later, but I

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Re: Ice Cream
« Reply #18 on: 13 August, 2017, 03:09:43 PM »
Just a thought before I slip off to the " Rocco " my local to watch the Hammers , nobody seems to have mentioned the other popular Ice creams , Dela mura and Murcoffs , very tasty

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Re: Ice Cream
« Reply #19 on: 13 August, 2017, 04:14:25 PM »
As the old saying goes,,
You scream..I scream.. We all scream for ice-scream,
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Re: Ice Cream
« Reply #20 on: 13 August, 2017, 09:29:49 PM »

Dela Mura for me!