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Ice cream was heaven from Bunshi's of Diss

PUBLISHED: 10:11 06 April 2019

Serving Bunshi's ice-cream in Diss, 22 June 1989. Photo: Archant Library

Serving Bunshi's ice-cream in Diss, 22 June 1989. Photo: Archant Library

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Do you want sprinkles with that? Ice cream fans of a certain age still go misty eyed at the memories of a cone from the famous Diss makers Bunshi's.

Producing Bunshi's ice-cream in Diss, 22 June 1989. Photo: Archant LibraryProducing Bunshi's ice-cream in Diss, 22 June 1989. Photo: Archant Library

Once a familiar sight and sound with their cheery chimes, Bunshi vans have now disappeared from the streets of Diss and further afield. The vans were also seen regularly in Thetford, Bury St Edmunds and many places and events in between.

But here are some pictures from the 1990s of the ice cream being made and the vans that were such a welcome sight.

Bunshi's ice-cream in Diss, 24 June 1994. Photo: Archant LibraryBunshi's ice-cream in Diss, 24 June 1994. Photo: Archant Library

The sweet treat of businessman Les Bumshi are believed to started at some point in the 1930s — when the then hand-pushed carts were named Bumshi’s of Diss. The name, at some point changed to Bunshi’s, was around until the late 1990s.

What are your memories of them and can you name the people pictured?

Producing Bunshi's ice-cream in Diss, 22 June 1989. Photo: Archant LibraryProducing Bunshi's ice-cream in Diss, 22 June 1989. Photo: Archant Library

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