Advert: A Viola Ice Cream


Mr. Anthony Viola was a local ice-cream merchant in the 1950’s. Tony Viola was a wholesale & Reatil ice cream manufacturer based at 92 Glasgow Road. In 1950 he catered especially for weddings and parties. His telephone number was Blantyre 122.

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Do you remember Viola’s business in Blantyre? Can you tell me more?

From “Blantyre Explained” by Paul Veverka (c) 2016

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Brian Weaver I remember it from the early 1950s when my uncle drove an ice cream van for them.
Jim Botterill He stayed at 37 Auchinraith Road
Emma Trevethan I remember it we’ll great ice cream. .
Joan Anderson Used to go for a cone when at our Dads shop
Gord Fotheringham Was that not in springwells……
Betty McLean A sunday night treat was going for sixpence worth of ice cream. We took our own dish and hurried back home to enjoy with one bottle of ginger shared between 8 of us.
Alister McInnes As far as I remember it was further up from Springwells – along from J Richardson the butcher and Forrest street. It was a café and my uncle used to take me in there for an ice cream. But then again I was only a kid and maybe mistaken. There was a café in Springwell’s next to Robertson’s soft drinks factory (Valerios ??) – I was born above it at 22 Glasgow road.
Margaret Duncan My father Peter Brogan was a great friend of Tony and looked more Italian than the Valerios and so was always taken for one of them.

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  1. I’m interested in finding out more about Tony viola I thik he is my great granddad it woul be great if u can givee any info thanks

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