Tony Bros

A Memory of Acton.

My friends and I have just returned from a trip down memory lane. We all grew up in Acton and remember Tony's ice cream parlour. We trawled the streets but alas in vain. I have fond memories of my nan taking me there every Saturday for a treat. Acton used to be a lovely part of London. What has happened to it?

Added 22 June 2008


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Just yesterday Peter my husband was reminiscing of his days in Acton where he was born in 1947 remembering Tony's ice cream. Acton is not Acton he grew up in and we both remember Tony's tutti frutti ice cream.
Tony Bros ice cream originated back in the 30s . The Shop in the 50s was in Churchfield Road Acton , Sunday morning after church I used to pop in on the way home, great days , great memories. They moved to a shop on Acton high street opposite the town hall some many years later. I don’t live in London any more and unfortunately don’t know what happened to them.
They used to have ice cream vans too. When I was at primary school in Hillingdon I couldn't wait to get home on time as the van would arrive, regular as clockwork, with its chimes. I used to get the sixpenny 99. Tony was far better than Mr Softie or Mr Whippy.

If only we could go back in time.
I use to get my ice cream off Jim who I called uncle Jim when I was a kid until he passed away and everyone loved him over the years then Peter taken over and he got on with everyone jim and Peter were like extended family to everyone on their round in Langley in Berkshire near Slough when my family moved to Southeast London I've always missed the ice cream and the company so so much I would love to meet up with Peter or even pay my respects to Jim's grave sometime I have wondered over the years how the company is doing and how the family is doing if Peter sees this give a ring sometime my number is 07539646052 that's if you remember me from 27 mead aveune in Langley until we moved in 1993
I look forward to hearing from you Peter sometime
Yours faithfully
Dean Butler

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