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The Ice Cream Man

Toria

New Member
Hello,
Just joined this forum in the hope of tracing some Verrecchia family members. They lived in Bordesley Street, Birmingham in 1870/80's. They came from Cardito, Vallerotonda, Italy in about 1872. There were two brothers Pasquale and Filippo Verrecchia. Love to hear from any Verrecchia's out there.
 

lavender

knowlegable brummie
I remember when the Walls ice cream man came around the streets on a bike with a fridge on the front.

He used to unwrap a bar of icecream kept in greaseproof paper and put it between two wafer biscuits,beautiful.
I remember this too! They used to come up Alexander Ave in Handsworth. There was also a pop man, who bought these 'huge' prob not that big, kind of glass bottle jars of pop, we had them once in a while.
 

mw0njm.

Brummie Dude
Every sat night the mister whippy. came around, and so did alpine pop truck. we bought a crate of mixed pops.:yum
 

john knight

signman
Hello,
Just joined this forum in the hope of tracing some Verrecchia family members. They lived in Bordesley Street, Birmingham in 1870/80's. They came from Cardito, Vallerotonda, Italy in about 1872. There were two brothers Pasquale and Filippo Verrecchia. Love to hear from any Verrecchia's out there.
 

Richarddye

master brummie
I remember this too! They used to come up Alexander Ave in Handsworth. There was also a pop man, who bought these 'huge' prob not that big, kind of glass bottle jars of pop, we had them once in a while.
And they came down Radnor Rd in Handsworth, the pop man was most likely the Corona man as Radiorails points out!
 
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