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Mr Uren, Uren's Ice Cream Van, 1950s

NumberHESFM:2014.12357
PlacePorthleven Cornwall United Kingdom
Date1950 — 1959
KeywordsPeople Porthleven Trades and Professions Ice Cream Vendor
PhotographerUnknown
CopyrightImage Courtesy of Helston Museum

Mr Uren pictured on The Square, Porthleven, by the famous 'gate', selling ice-cream from his van, possibly 1950s. The 'gate' is used by locals as a general meeting place and is where they place notices offering services, selling items etc, notifying of funerals and general matters of interest to villagers. The building in the background is Roger's Chemists. The Chemists was on the ground floor and there was a flat above.