Alan W sent this one (cheers). I’ve missed it by a day but worth a mention
“On this day (7 July) in 1933:
New immigrants Angelo Maria Verecchia and his son Augusto (Tony) opened their famous Guildhall Square ice-cream shop. During the war, Angelo’s wife Gemma ran the business, while he worked as an interpreter for the RAF. The parlour became the ‘in’ place to meet, and stars performing at the Guildhall, including singer Dusty Springfield, were among its customers. Another shop opened in London Road, North End, and the company’s ice cream vans were a familiar sight around the city for many years”.
Fond memories of Saturday afternoons …