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BUSINESS CATEGORY
Restaurants/Cafés/Pubs

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Business: Classic Ices

Phone:
07951 404185 / 07967 441068

Based in:
East Preston
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Proprietor: Wenda Williamson

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  • Betsey the original ice cream van
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Classic Ices

I've always wanted my own business but never really knew the direction I wanted to go in. My late sister in-laws sister owns a vintage ice cream van called Mabel and over the years I've always admired her and what she's achieved. Looking at her facebook statuses at festivals, being part of a wedding celebration.... there's many venues a vintage ice cream van can attend and bring smiles to peoples faces. For a long time I've wanted to be part of that.

Early last year unfortunately, we lost my sister in-law way too young to pancreatic cancer. It's that old adage, live life, follow your dreams and try to be the best whatever path you are on. She inspired me with her bravery so much it just dawned on me, I wasn’t living life the way I wanted. I had been looking to buy a vintage ice cream van on and off over the years but nothing had ever popped up and to be honest I didn't feel brave enough to take the leap. I've always been lucky with my jobs but I've always been sat at a desk, that's not a bad thing but after 25 years I'd had enough. So once again I started hunting and last October I found my new partner, Betsey. I truly believe the time was right and it was meant to be and what an amazing place East Preston is to have an ice cream van, a beautiful beach right on our door step.

Betsey originally started her working days in York then moved onto Birmingham, that's where we found her. A deal was made and before we knew it we strapped her on a truck and drove her the 180 miles home to East Preston.

Betsey is a 1972 Bedford CF and as you can see from the photos she has been fully restored to her former glory. Her eye catching colours are beautiful and she still even has the original balloon roof interior.

She is the ideal novel accompaniment to a huge variety of events and venues including weddings and outdoor celebrations.
I've always wanted my own business but never really knew the direction I wanted to go in. My late sister in-laws sister owns a vintage ice cream van called Mabel and over the years I've always admired her and what she's achieved. Looking at her facebook statuses at festivals, being part of a wedding celebration.... there's many venues a vintage ice cream van can attend and bring smiles to peoples faces. For a long time I've wanted to be part of that.
Early last year unfortunately, we lost my sister in-law way too young to pancreatic cancer. It's that old adage, live life, follow your dreams and try to be the best whatever path you are on. She inspired me with her bravery so much it just dawned on me, I wasn’t living life the way I wanted. I had been looking to buy a vintage ice cream van on and off over the years but nothing had ever popped up and to be honest I didn't feel brave enough to take the leap. I've always been lucky with my jobs but I've always been sat at a desk, that's not a bad thing but after 25 years I'd had enough. So once again I started hunting and last October I found my new partner, Betsey. I truly believe the time was right and it was meant to be and what an amazing place East Preston is to have an ice cream van, a beautiful beach right on our door step.

Betsey originally started her working days in York then moved onto Birmingham, that's where we found her. A deal was made and before we knew it we strapped her on a truck and drove her the 180 miles home to East Preston.

Betsey is a 1972 Bedford CF and as you can see from the photos she has been fully restored to her former glory. Her eye catching colours are beautiful and she still even has the original balloon roof interior.

She is the ideal and novel accompaniment to a huge variety of events and venues including weddings and outdoor celebrations.
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