I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream | Nostalgia

A hot day on steaming city pavements or beside the water on the beach at Southsea, there’s no better way of rounding it off than with an ice cream. Fancy a cornet?

Friday, 17th September 2021, 6:53 pm
Ice creams for less than a shilling. There was a time when a cornet cost 1d and a wafer 2d. This was Clarence Esplanade, Southsea before the Second World War.
Ice creams for less than a shilling. There was a time when a cornet cost 1d and a wafer 2d. This was Clarence Esplanade, Southsea before the Second World War.

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Gilberts sweet shop. Evelyn and George Gilbert selling ice cream outside the shop in Eastney Road, Milton, about 1934.

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The S Pitassi ice cream parlour that was owned by Eunice Forhead's grandparents in Edinburgh Road, Portsmouth.
Gemma Verrecchia in 1946 in the family's North End ice cream parlour. Picture: Dahlia Verrecchia
Outside Verrecchia's ice cream parlour underneath the railway bridge by the Guildhall, 1934/35. Picture: Courtesy Maria Brook