Here’s a wonderful bit of lost local history regained.
I spotted this film some weeks ago in The Stonnall History Group on Facebook, posted by Desmond Burton. The clip, recorded in 1958, shows the Burton family and pals, including Sandy the dog, enjoying ice cream from Selwyn Smith. Selwyn was one of the two noted ice cream purveyors in Brownhills, the other being the Pelari family. The van is parked up outside Wordsley House.
A fine film, and I thank Desmond for allowing me to use it here. Trapped in Facebook, not as many people would see it as perhaps should, and I’m sure many locals remember Selwyn and his fine confections.
Thanks, Desmond. Just love Sandy, looks like a fine hound.