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Post by baldy.smith » Sat Jan 14, 2006 4:22 pm

Not personally, but they did have an ice cream base on Laygate Lane just opposite the school, many years ago. They also had a small place in a back lane behind Westoe Road around near Stainton Street. They were a small family business but I liked their ice cream. Of course there was also Davis Bros, don't know it they are still going or not.
I left the Co-op when I was about 19 and went to train as an office machinery mechanic before delving into gaming machines; which paid a good bit more; and I did not have to travel to Newcastle every day.

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Post by Delilahcat » Sat Jan 14, 2006 8:29 pm

Porettas had an ice cream parlour in Frederick Street at one time. They also sold ice cream, sweets and cigarettes from a van. Their ice cream was not as good as Minchellas.
Davis sold ice creams from vans. Their factory was at Westoe - same side as Westoe pub on the block before Sunderland Road. Don't think they are still in business.

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Post by tonnee » Sat Jan 14, 2006 10:50 pm

hey i remember them they had a parlour in frederick street in the seventies

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Post by baldy.smith » Sat Jan 14, 2006 11:27 pm

They had a parlour there in the forties and fifties, remember it well. It was opposite the big store "Bruce and Hall" rivals of Allens. I lived just around the corner in Havelock Street.

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Post by Axeman » Sat Jan 14, 2006 11:33 pm

I went to visit my mother today, I notice there's a club for sale in the Gazette, around Brighams...is that it ?

I think it's £350,000.
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