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Stop me and buy one


I remember these ice cream tricycles as a lad, this one is on the Embsay and Bolton Abbey railway at the Bolton Abbey station. The poster on the fence is for Ingleton Falls in the Yorkshire Dales.

Stop me and buy one


I remember these ice cream tricycles as a lad, this one is on the Embsay and Bolton Abbey railway at the Bolton Abbey station. The poster on the fence is for Ingleton Falls in the Yorkshire Dales.

comments (10)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Jun 2009, 00:52
I'd forgotten they ever existed - but now I remember them too!
Les Auld: Thanks Chris, I think they still use them in some tourist areas.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 16 Jun 2009, 05:52
never seen the like of these before Les
Les Auld: Once were common here Zed, thanks for the comment.
  • graham pickett
  • United Kingdom( southsea hampshire)
  • 16 Jun 2009, 07:30
Super shot Les, brings back the memories,wish we could say the same about the prices.Purchased 2 Magnum choc ices this week,cost a fortune.
Les Auld: Probably need a second mortgage soon Graham, thanks for hte comment.
So do I. We used to live by the bypass in Exeter and watch these being pedalled up and down selling ice creams to the holidaymakers stuck in the traffic!
Les Auld: Ah such was life back then Bill, thanks for the comment.
Absolutly wonderful Les. I just feel like going some decades back!
Les Auld: Be my guest Richard, thanks for the comment.
  • VZ
  • United States
  • 16 Jun 2009, 11:59
I'm not a mechanical engineer, but even I can see that the damn thing is assembled backwards. By logic, as it's presented here, it shouldn't work, don't you think, Les? How in the world can one steer this moster? smile
Les Auld: By the rear wheel sir, thanks for the comment.
There was a chap using one of the bikes to sell his ice cream in Tenby last summer les. Very interesting picture.
Les Auld: Still have them in the Cotswolds as well Brian, thanks for the comment.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 16 Jun 2009, 14:03
Looks like hard sell
Les Auld: And definitly hard work, thanks for the comment Vintage.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 17 Jun 2009, 21:36
They were never painted green, always white with dry ice and ice creams and lollies. They don't do the suburbs anymore, but you may just find a seller parked at the zoo or such place.
As a boy, when the guy was stopped for ice cream, I tried to ride this contraption. Difficult to get into a forward motion and to steer - and I was bicycle fit at the time.
Les Auld: They were pink and white by us in days gone by, thanks for the comment Louis.
This is great! I enjoy photographing old bikes too
Les Auld: Thanks Pam.

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