Wednesday, May 07, 2008


Vintage Warm Weather Refreshment. Temperatures are suddenly on the rise and we're having a mini May heatwave. After a hard day on the lathe or coalface I'm sure we could all do with some refrigerated treats like those pictured above.

3 comments:

Ten Inch Wheeler said...

Indeed. If it gets any warmer, the gaffer will be telling the skilled men that it's OK to work without ties.

I remember those DIY square ice creams - they came in two parts and tasted a bit odd - I always associate them with camp site shops, along with that strange milk that came in tall, skinny bottles.

John Bagnall said...

I refused to drink the milk in the tall skinny bottles.

As for inserting the ice cream block into the square cornet - this could end in tears if it wasn't securely lodged. How many blocks ended up falling and melting onto hot pavements?

Enjoy the heatwave.

John said...

Hey - I grew up on that tall skinny milk! Sterilised milk it was - more natural than pasteurised, which probably explains why you can't get it any more in our health'n'safety-conscious era. Thing is, my experience was the opposite: on camping trips we could never find 'our' milk and had to make do with short fat bottled milk.