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On 9/11/2021 at 9:18 AM, Scott-Leeds said:

We had Bert in Foxbar or a blue van possibly the turf war one you mentioned emoji3.png
 

Thanks for that amazing blast from the past. Bert's Ices, I had forgotten all about that bugger.

When I was a young 'un I stayed in Foxbar from 1963 to 1968. By the time you raced down from the 10th floor of Oliphant Court the van had gone.

Pure cruelty !!!!

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8 minutes ago, Wilbur said:

Thanks for that amazing blast from the past. Bert's Ices, I had forgotten all about that bugger.

When I was a young 'un I stayed in Foxbar from 1963 to 1968. By the time you raced down from the 10th floor of Oliphant Court the van had gone.

Pure cruelty !!!!

I remember palombos when we lived on brediland road and chics that used to park just outside gate at Camphill. As for when we lived in Heriot Court, we were on top floor so if you heard ice cream van their was no chance of getting to it 🤣

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On 9/11/2021 at 9:28 AM, StanleySaint said:

We had Parducci whizzing round Glenburn, particularly eventful when one crashed and disintegrated on impact unguarded produce everywhere........I'm told.

Tony Trento's used to serve the top half of Glenburn. 

But Ferguslie was where one made the big bucks.  Several vans used to do a circuit between Candren Road and Dalkieth Avenue. 

Ginger bottles in exchange for a couple of fags (smoking type)

 

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11 hours ago, chalky1 said:

Growing up in the river's area as one ice-cream van left the street another was only moments away, Thinks it Berts (Him and his Son) Palumbo's , Mario's and the the walls vans. Might also been 1 or 2 others

When the f*ck did that name get tagged on? I've heard it a few times, but it was never called that in my day.

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2 hours ago, saint in exile said:

When the f*ck did that name get tagged on? I've heard it a few times, but it was never called that in my day.

Probably from the moment someone (who was good at geography at school) discovered why the streets were named Dee, Don, Forth, Esk, Spey, Ettrick  etc. 

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1 minute ago, pod said:

Probably from the moment someone (who was good at geography at school) discovered why the streets were named Dee, Don, Forth, Esk, Spey, Ettrick  etc. 

Would go as far to say some 'star performer' at district council thought of it to justify a no doubt inflated salary😐

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14 hours ago, Cookie Monster said:

From memory in Upper Gallowhill we had Parducci's, Trento, Geordie and occasionally Walls.

I worked on the Trentos van in Gallowhill when I was 13 .. at first with a local guy and then with Dominic Girasoli,

one of the Sons,Trento was the old mans first name ,he was always in the Cafe in Renfrew, good old guy.

Later I worked with my Brother on an Izzis Van up on the Neilston run for a couple of years.😱

Good times and great memories.🍦

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14 hours ago, Cookie Monster said:

From memory in Upper Gallowhill we had Parducci's, Trento, Geordie and occasionally Walls.

That's also my recollection.

I mind one time my Dad had got a British Linen Bank £1 note as part of his wages. It was unusual in that it had a lot of blue in its design. He said "take it out to the van and if you get change of a fiver ill give you a pound."

Now I knew Geordie wouldn't be daft enough to fall for that and, even if he did, he'd pull me up on it next time he saw me so I suggested we waited till the Walls van came round.

Sure enough I got change of a fiver and I got my £1 which back in 1976 was a fortune.

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21 minutes ago, Slarti said:

It was definitely referred to as the rivers in the mid to late 70s, at least it was by people who didn't live there.

To be fair didn't think it was as early as that. With this what does make me chuckle is remembering carrying on always about having to take his beloved vauxhall viva up the chain road as obviously it was soooo steep a hill it would wreck the engine jeez 

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