Dimambro Ice Cream Shop - a Memory of Langley Park.

My great grandfather Vincenzo Dimambro and his brother Salvatore, had an ice cream shop and confectioners at Front Street, Langley Park c.1912/14. I visited recently, the shop is still there but not a confectioners/ice cream shop anymore. Does anyone out there reading this remember their shop and/or their ice cream? I would like to find a photo of it - it was number 31, I believe. They also had shops in Durham City and several of the surrounding villages from around 1900 onwards. Particularly, I am interested in their shop in Station Road, Ushaw Moor c.1914, if anyone has any recollections - or hopefully a photo of this shop?


A memory shared by Sharon Shaw on May 20th, 2012.
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Thu Dec 8th 2016, at 3:15 pm
My uncle Andrea Dimambro owned the ice cream shop in Broadway, Houghton-le-Spring from 1930's to about 1964.
The was also a family-owned shop in Durham and at Sacriston.

The shop in Houghton-le-Spring had cubicles seating about eight people with tip up seats and marble tables. The glass bewenn the cubicles was etched with the initials AD. On the marble counter was a tqall water boiler surmounted by an albatross which also provided steam injectors to heat the hot drinks.
Wed Nov 12th 2014, at 7:59 pm
derekfosterdel commented:
Sure there was one in Durham too.
Wed Aug 13th 2014, at 7:27 pm
elainew007 commented:
I remember going to Dimambros ice cream parlour late 1950s in houghton le spring

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