Who remembers John and Rita McSkimming’s Ice Cream Van? It’s pictured here and was often seen on the Springwells and Coatshill run between 1996 and 2003. A distinctive, coloured van. With thanks to the McSkimming family for sending this in. What can you remember about this van or other ice cream vans through the decades?
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Blantyre’s brand new dessert bar is now OPEN for business! Roxy’s Desserts opened at midday Friday 18th May 2018 and sells Pancakes, cakes, crepes, desserts and many flavours of ice cream. The new business based at Main Street, High Blantyre has also been a further source of employment with several new jobs created. We wish […]
Blantyre has thankfully seen a real flurry of new businesses opening up these last few months. The latest ‘scoop’, if you forgive the pun, is another exciting new venture. I can exclusively reveal that a brand new Ice Cream Parlour opens up later this month on Glasgow Road, Low Blantyre! “Frosty Joe’s” is a fantastic […]
From the illustrated social history book… “Blantyre – Glasgow Road, The Real Story” by Paul Veverka (c) 2016 – 2018. Clydeview ‘Clydeview’ is the name of a former 3 storey tenement located at 245 to 251 Glasgow Road, of which only the ground floor remains today. It should not be confused by the shopping […]
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. Do you remember Viola’s business in Blantyre? Can you tell me more? From “Blantyre Explained” […]
Sandra Doherty sent in this photo which she believes was taken in 1960. She told me, “can you tell me anything about this photo? I think it’s Blantyre” I have to say, it looks like Waverley Terrace in High Blantyre, obviously flooded out, as deep as the counter on that ice cream van. Pavements are […]
Josie Caserta who lives in Italy has memories of living in Blantyre as a child. Her family are fondly remembered by many people in Blantyre as having the shop in Springwells and the ice cream van. Josie has kindly shared some of her family photos here, taken around 1974. Do you remember the Caserta family?