The old Capaldi factory in Fetter Lane, with one of the ice cream vans parked in front of it. When this photo of ‘Vins van’ arrived yesterday via email I was transported to long-ago summers, and the ice cream van’s musical approach. The jolly tinkling tunes, and the imminent arrival of ice cream, a combination that meant ‘all’s well with the world.’
Perhaps someone out there will be able to recognise the model and date of this fabulous old vehicle – if so, please leave a comment. The photo can be enlarged. I’ve had a quick trundle around the web, and think it’s perhaps a pre-1963 number plate, but not sure.
The photo is thought to date from the late 1960s-early 1970s. It’s good to see the Fetter Lane factory captured on camera when still very clearly in business, and with that lovely lettering intact, painted in appropriately pale ‘ice cream’ colours.
Many thanks to Jamie for the photo.