Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Champion Ice Cream

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which explains that it is award winning and the van itself is a E83W Fordson Thames originally made as as what it is today ,an ice-cream van, and one of the last of its kind working today.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


Rajesh said...

I love ice cream. The Clifford Tower is interesting.

Leslie: said...

Several reasons to visit here, not least getting an ice-cream after the climb back down! :D

abcw team

Hildred said...

O gosh, I don't like the look of all those steps, but the ice cream is very appealing.

photowannabe said...

Oh my aching knees.
Think I would have to have an Ice cream reward for doing those stairs.

Richard Lawry said...

What a cute vehicle. I love it!!
An Arkie's Musings

mrsnesbitt said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! Icecreamxxx

Roger Owen Green said...

I'd NEED ice cream after climbing these stairs.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Pheno Menon said...
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Pheno Menon said...

After all that climb I scream

PhenoMenon, ABCW Team

MastHoliday said...

Wow, ice-cream van! love it... and also Clifford's Tower looking great to visit. or yes, I just found a glorious place which is very famous for their amazing attractions. I hope that you'll know about it through my new post..

Hazel Ceej said...

Wish that ice cream van was around when I visited York Castle Museum years ago. I miss the place!


Deb said...

A very familiar sight, I hope you enjoyed the ice cream.