Wednesday 21 July 2010 11.22am
I'm doing some more research in to my past and wondered if there are any SE1-ers of a certain age, who started life as SE17-ers and may be able to help.
When I was a kid back in the 1950's, there was an old chap of Meditaranean appearance who sold ice cream from a hand cart, which he pushed around the streets of Walworth. It was beatifully hand painted and had brass spirals which suported the red and white striped canopy. He was known to us kids as 'Jack,' but I doubt that was his real name. I never heard him speak a word, but I suspect he was Italian. There were a few families of Italian origin in post-war Walworth who went in to the ice cream business and did very well out of it. I think he was still plying his trade up to the time I moved to the Old Kent Road
in 1957, but he must have been around 70 years old then. Does anyone know of this guy and give some info?