Tuesday, 11 March 2014

I ♡ Ice Cream

This heart shaped ivy growing in St Bees Churchyard caught my interest.  
As indeed does any ice cream van, no matter the season and if it is being sold from a vintage van, irresistible.
This is one of five vintage ice cream vans owned by the Real Dairy Ice Cream Company from the Wirral.  It looks lovingly restored as it even has its make painted on the side - 1938 N1 - the distinctive shape of a Commer van.  A British company that made post office vehicles,  light vans, trucks, military vehicles and buses from 1905-1979.  As part of the Rootes group it was taken over by Chrysler when it continued to  made vehicles under the Dodge badge. 
I had spotted another vintage ice cream van by the Albert Dock earlier in the day when the September morning mist was just starting to clear. This is a 1948 Bradford Jowett which were built in Yorkshire from 1946-1953, its body variants a popular post war choice for a van noted for its sturdiness, stability and economic running.
  Time for an ice cream?

An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey through the alphabet, this week sojourning at I here. 


Rajesh said...

Wow! who doesn't love ice cream.

Reader Wil said...

These are very nice vans! Very inviting.
Have a great week!
Wil, ABCW Team.

Roger Owen Green said...

ALWAYS can eat ice cream!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Carver said...

I love the look of the ice cream truck. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

ellen b. said...

Love your images for the letter I.

Lisa said...

That ice cream truck is vintage fabulous!! I love it! But the heart-shaped ivy really takes the cake. Great eye to have noticed it.

Powell River Books said...

I'm with you. I will eat ice cream in the snow. - Margy

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

Nice vintage vans. I like ice cream.

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

Leslie: said...

I saw a really neat vintage ice cream truck in Ely while visiting!

abcw team

Trubes said...

I've seen one of those ice cream vans down at The Albert Dock a 15 minute drive from my home in Liverpool, I can't remember when though? We were down at Gusto for a meal last year, maybe then.
I just love ice cream, we sometimes go over to the Wirral to Parkgate and have ice cream from an old family shop that still make their own...Rum and Raisin is the one for me!