Ice Cream Events

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Our vintage ice cream van enters the Marshfield Mudlark run in the veterans category

The Marshfield Mudlark is a cross country run which takes its name from the undershoe quality of the fields, footpaths and tracks that it follows. Normally it is a mud-bath but thanks to a spell of unseasonably good weather it was actually quite dry. Most years the runners warm up after the run with a bacon sandwich, hot chocolate or perhaps a beer but this year they had ice cream.

The H van had one last hora-ah  of the season, there was even a queue of exhausted runners waiting for a guilt-free ice cream.  We gave a dollop of our takings to Marshfield School PTA.

Marshfield Mudlark – cross country run

If you would like one of our vintage vehicles to sell ice cream at your event send us an email to info@icecreamevents.co.uk

Winner of the veteran's category

Winner of the veteran’s category

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Starting a Citroen H van

Unlike most modern cars our 1968 Citroen H van doesnt always start first time. In fact it sometimes doesnt start at all however, like many vehicles from this period it is fitted with a hand crank. To avoid being run over by your car the vehicle must be in neutral, the choke (remember that?) is pulled out and the crank handle is inserted through a hole at the front of the vehicle. Cars with their engines at the back such as the older VW Beatles had the hole at the back.

If you are lucky it starts after a couple of turns, if you are unlucky it doesnt. If you are really unlucky it starts with a kick and breaks your wrist. This is one of the reasons they no longer fit hand cranks.

Here is a video of me (Nige) starting the van with the hand crank.

If you look closely at the inside of the bonnet you will see some of the old red paint from the vans previous life as a fire engine.

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Vintage Citroen ice cream van at ‘T on the Farm’ festival

What a brilliant little festival!! Great music, fantastic food, magical location, lovely people, even the loos had fresh flowers. The Citroen van was on duty serving hot chocolate (with a dollop of Vanilla ice cream) and ice cream to the hungry masses.

Citroen H van at night- T on the Farm Festival

Citroen H van at T on the Farm Festival

We can attend events big and small, if you would like to talk to us about your event call 0777 904 3247 or email us at info@icecreamevents.co.uk

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Tricycle made for two, our ice cream wedding trike

Ros and Kirstie taking after serving 4 delicious flavours of ice cream at Helena and Kieran’s wedding

If you would like us to attend your wedding with our trike, van or usherette tray please call Ros on 0777 904 3247

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Jazz at Dyrham Park National Trust estate

We have just done our first Jazz event at Dyrham Park with our Citroen H Van. The van was originally a fire engine in the south of France but H vans make great ice cream vans. I am 6′ tall and can stand up easily inside, they are very easy to load and unload and they are very French. If you have ever been to the village of Dyrham you will know there is a very steep hill to it from the A46. The brakes in the van are not exactly power assisted and the lack of seat belts, air bags or crumple zones along with the forward opening ‘suicide doors‘ only added to my fear as I headed down to the National Trust site.

Once on site I relaxed to the sound of distant jazz, the van looked just the part and much of the time was spent answering questions from visitors and pointing to oily or rusty things under the bonnet.

Citroen H – ice cream van

The journey home was less dramatic and I have now mastered braking with the engine though this does tend to produce the occasional backfire.

Citroen H van at Dyrham Park

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Did you cycle it all the way from Marshfield?

Grace chilling out on the trike at the start of the fete in Henrietta Park in Bath.

Pashley Trike with Grace on the saddle

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Lacrosse tournament at Bath Rugby Club -taking cover in a vintage ice cream van

We were recently invited to attend a charity fundraising event at The Rec in Bath. Being big Rugby fans we jumped at the chance it was only later in the conversation we discovered the sport we in question was Lacrosse. I didn’t know much about the sport but thought it sounded interesting. When we arrived I am glad we turned up in the Citroen van rather than the trike. The thick corrugated panels of the van provided great protection from the ball.

Lacrosse at The Rec in Bath

Lacrosse at The Rec in Bath

Lacrosse is a fast moving sport, many of the players were as big as forwards in rugby. While we were parked a good distance from the field the hard ball still rattled off the roof a few times. While many of the players had ice cream to help them to cool down there were a few players that found it helped to soothe swollen gums and bruised cheeks.

Lacrosse at Bath Rugby Club

Lacrosse at Bath Rugby Club

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Eco event in Colerne near Corsham

We were recently invited to attend an educational, fund raising event organised by EColerne in Colerne near Corsham. We learnt about local green initiatives and were able to give a percentage of our takings to local green projects.

trike for blog

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