Time for an ice-cream from this cute van parked outside York's Castle Museum (the building used to be a prison in the 18th Century). While waiting for the Ryeburn's ice-cream I read the notice
which explains that it is award winning and the van itself is a E83W Fordson Thames originally made as as what it is today ,an ice-cream van, and one of the last of its kind working today. The Fordson Thames were produced in Ford's Dagenham works from 1938-1957 and could be, amongst other things, flat backed trucks or grocery delivery vans. This one proudly bears its date of birth
as 1949. The pitch is a tourist hot spot standing as it does between the two museums and
Clifford's Tower where I suppose one could test fitness by running up the incline. The tower is a ruined keep and the only remains of York Castle (originally built by William the Conquer in the 11th Century). Today the ice-cream van stands inside, what would have been in centuries past, a castle, or in the 18th Century a prison complex.
An entry to ABC Wednesday - a journey through the alphabet, this week sojourning at I