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Diane Sparkes
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61 of 73  Wed 27th Jun 2018 1:42am  
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I well remember D Di's ice cream when I went to school at Hill Farm in Foster Road, 1948 I think most days his van used to stop just inside Heathcote Street at the end of the school day - still remember the taste 70 years later. Mum used to tell me it was not good because of what was in it - I did not care as it tasted great.
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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62 of 73  Wed 27th Jun 2018 5:27pm  
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covkid. There was some connection between D Di's and Red House, their son always travelled most days in the 1950's on a Red House coach free of charge.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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63 of 73  Mon 25th Nov 2019 11:21am  
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This image just popped up on FB purporting to be the D-Di fleet. Comparing it to Norm’s photo added below from earlier in the thread, is this King William Street? The row looks similar although changes between the two and massively so now!
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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64 of 73  Mon 25th Nov 2019 12:03pm  
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British Traders are advertising in King William Street, Neil.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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65 of 73  Mon 25th Nov 2019 1:15pm  
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In the distance you can see what was The Palladium cinema Thumbs up
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mcsporran
Coventry & Cebu
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66 of 73  Mon 25th Nov 2019 2:33pm  
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This picture is from the book available on Amazon as previously mentioned, where you can also purchase this more accurate diecast model
On 4th Apr 2017 7:54pm, covkid said:
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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67 of 73  Tue 14th Sep 2021 11:15am  
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I am bored, at last have the decorators in after our plumbing problems and living with plastered walls for a couple of months. Can’t do anything round the house and it’s raining, so I have been looking through the newspapers and found some interesting shops, mostly in Smithford Street. Edited by member, 14th Sep 2021 11:20 am Post copied from topic Shops of yore on 14th Sep 2021 11:40 am
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PhiliPamInCoventry
Holbrooks
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68 of 73  Tue 14th Sep 2021 11:49am  
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Hi Anne, What if I could have a D-Di now, even on a rainy morning. That distinctive taste that my Cornwall relatives thought was better than Kelly's. They would have been excommunicated if they were heard saying that in Cornwall. The only ice cream that for me has a hint of what I remember as a child is Walls. The last Kelly's ice cream that I had I could take it or leave it. Hope all goes well with your decorations.
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belushi
coventry
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69 of 73  Tue 14th Sep 2021 12:07pm  
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On 14th Sep 2021 11:15am, Annewiggy said:
When was this please Anne?
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lindatee2002
Virginia USA
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70 of 73  Tue 14th Sep 2021 3:30pm  
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My grandma and grandad Hastings lived in Wellington Street until the early 60's, when they were shipped off to Willenhall. Prior to that, the grandkids loved to go to the children's shows at the Palladium and then on to D Di's for ice cream afterwards. I remember once having a sundae - I thought we'd won the pools! Was the full name Di Dimascio?
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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71 of 73  Tue 14th Sep 2021 5:33pm  
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D Di Mascio, as the name of thread and on the photo above Thumbs up
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Inyoni
east london r.s.a.
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72 of 73  Mon 27th Sep 2021 4:35pm  
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My 1930s memory of D Di was of a large black hearse as an ice cream wagon, ornate gilt patterned glass at the back with sliding serving windows. The double bank of clarion horns above the front bumper was used with gusto at each street corner on arrival and departure and sometimes an extra blurt in the middle of the longer roads. He could be heard miles away and the kids that were lucky enough to have a ha'penny to spend sometimes couldn’t wait and would run up the street to get a cornet, excitedly run back and the little dollop of ice cream had melted and slid off. What a tearful disaster. That particular wagon was still on the go in the Keresley area before l Ieft in 1948! When l was working l used to go to D Di’s on the hill just above the 'Globe' on Primrose Hill Street. Then Walls Ice Cream became available occasionally and was my favourite. I dont think any of us would turn down any make of ice cream on a summer day though, would we!
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lolipop
arley
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73 of 73  Sat 2nd Oct 2021 2:36pm  
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I think D-Di`s closed SSR down and used their Broad St place for wholesale, supplying other ice cream vans, etc etc.
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