I’ve got an intriguing one here I’d not heard before, from Jill Walters of Pelsall, who’s asking a very simple question – she posted the following in the Common People group for Pelsall earlier today, and I’m wondering if anyone can help?
We’ve mentioned the great ice cream sellers of Brownhills before – Selwyn Smith, the Pelari family – and recently the lost pedal cart of Mr. Pinchers that used to grace Walsall Wood. But what of Aggie Parton in Pelsall?
We’ve been having a ‘do you remember’ afternoon, and have been talking about Aggie Parton’s ice cream in the 1950’s. does anyone else remember the beautiful taste of this lovely ice cream?
[It] was in Pelsall… We used to queue on a Sunday afternoon with our jugs or bowls to have them filled. Aggie went to her grave with the recipe for it.
[The shop] was roughly by the dentists or next to it. She had a grocery shop, but couldn’t serve from that, only the ice cream on a Sunday. Her Hubby used make the wafers in a gadget, which he had to rotate the handle to make it ‘pop up’ when it was done.
Jill has identified the ‘gadget’ as a Wafer Master (see this link here), and it’s a new one on me.
There has been speculation those Anslow boys may remember this… I do hope so!
You know what to do. Comment here, or mail me. BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Quick, lick that before it runs over your fingers…