Local ice cream vans


#1

But of a funny one, but are any vans still doing the rounds? I recall one knocking about in Mayow Park that is all green powered now.


#2

There’s one parked round the corner for me- it’s labelled Londons Royal Docks though so I don’t think it does local rounds. That said- I’m rarely home in time to see so maybe it does?


#3

Quite a few older ones vanished because they no longer meet the pollution standards - they have to have their engines running to power the freezers - and it’s expensive to retrofit them.

In the summer, there’s often one in Dulwich Park and another outside the Horniman - right on the red route lines. After quite a bit of discussion on the EDF, the one in DP did appear to have had the work done

My nonno had a fleet of them years ago and we did look into whether we could hire one for my Mum’s birthday a few years ago (with the ice cream) and there were a few companies around that offered them. That was in Scotland though so no names sadly.


#4

One pops by the Malham road industrial estate in the summer and one is always parked at the Horniman in the warmer months - screwballs etc but not particularly old school - no 20p bags of sweet treats ! And the 99 may be more like 3.99 now !


#5

There was one in Dulwich Park the other weekend - nicely plugged in to an electric point so no running engine. It was near to the car park, about here (you can see a red vehicle which may be it in the ‘satellite view’:

https://goo.gl/maps/S5aEB8vbNXM2


#6

There was definitely one doing the rounds last summer as I would hear it on Sunderland Road in the late afternoon/early evenings.


#7

Has the one in Mayow Park gone? There was also one that stopped on Sunderland Road at the end of the school day that was certainly there recently.


#8

There is one who drives round the Devonshire road area still. Its pink and white coloured from memory and it didn’t look overly green powered, but i may be wrong. His ice creams are good tho!


#9

A few of them park outside schools ready for them finishing - often on a Friday. Used to do that at Kilmorie.