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Bunty's Ice Cream Bar, Park Road, Crouch End, 1946

This mysterious business was apparently run from 172 Park Road, now Les Associes restaurant (three doors up from Hills Vet). I can't find it listed in either the pre-war Kelly's Directory, or in wartime or post-war phone books. Perhaps it was set up during the war and Bunty had no phone?


Thanks to Bill O'Brien for following two images taken outside Bunty's. Bill is pictured in both photos.

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Comment by Lesley Ramm on June 9, 2020 at 16:12

Wonder if this is same shop I used in 1950s and 60s after swimming at pool opposite, before walking home? 

Comment by Hugh on June 9, 2020 at 16:30

It’s in just about the right place to have been, Lesley. 

Comment by Geraldine on June 12, 2020 at 5:55

Haven't had a wafer for years.  Coffee ice cream quite adventurous for the forties.

Comment by Ken Stevens on June 12, 2020 at 8:35

Google Earth shows 172 as being across from the pool. I remember it as the Venna Bar, when froffy coffee bars had spread into the far suburbs. "Ally Oop" was the favourite hit on the juke box. If I'm remembering correctly, a while back some people on one of the Hornsey Facebook groups were recalling it as a chippy, with a little sweet shop just along on the corner of Harefield Road. Shall I post it on "Residents of Hornsey" and see what results?

Comment by Matt on June 12, 2020 at 11:42

It was definitely a chippy when I used to go to Park Road Pool in the 70s. A swim was 15p, you took 20p, used the 5p change for the locker, then after your swim got your 5p back and went across the road where it was 5p for a bag of chips. Heaven!

Comment by Hugh on June 12, 2020 at 11:59

Ken, the Residents of Hornsey may be the way to go. So please, do go ahead.

Comment by Hugh on June 15, 2020 at 18:12

Two additional images added. Thanks to Bill O'Brien. Thanks also to Ken Stevens for helping to tun up these images. 

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