Ice cream floats and knickerbocker glories - 19 magical Minchella memories which remind us why we love them so much

Crackingly good cones, award-winning ice cream and even a visit from the stars.

Thursday, 24th October 2019, 5:45 pm
Luigi Minchella in Prince Edward Road in 2007.
Luigi Minchella in Prince Edward Road in 2007.

What more could you ask for in our retro round-up of Minchella memories over the years.

We thought we would take a tasty trip to times gone by after our recent article on The Nook prompted 18,000 people to take an interest in the post on social media.

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Who remembers this view of Minchella's.

So here’s a round-up of some great scenes from the various businesses run by members of the Minchella family – and watch out for a telly character as well as a South Tyneside singing superstar.

Getting stuck into a giant Michael Minchella ice cream 16 years ago. Does this bring back memories?
Lucy Wilson and Abbey Carr with class mates from Westoe Crown as they tuck into their Minchella's ice cream at South Marine Park in 2011.
Catherine Cookson Court celebrated Catherine Cookson's 100th birthday in 2006 with a helping hand from Toney Minchella who supplied the ice cream.
What could be better than a yummy cone on a summer day.
The Riverside children's centre held their Macmillan Big Coffee Morning at Minchella's South Marine Park. Remember this from eight years ago?
Joe Minchella with Christmas pudding ice cream. Remember this?
Joe Minchella shows how it is done as he is pictured making ice cream in 2011.
Toney Minchella is pictured with one of his medals in 2003.
The Horsley Hill Family Fun Day at Seaview Primary School - and queues for a Minchella ice cream.
Michael Minchella at his ice cream parlour in Sea Road in 2011.
Back to 2010 when a donation to charity meant you could get an ice cream.
Michael and Joe Minchella show their support for Italy and England at the 2012 Euros.
Michael Minchella and Coun Alan Kerr are pictured launching English Tourism Week six years ago.
Minchella cafe owner Michael Minchella pictured five years ago. What do you love most about Minchella's?
Pudsey got lots of attention when he got an ice cream at Minchella's in South Marine Park in 2012.
Joe McElderry tries his hand at serving an ice cream in 2011.
We would love to hear what you love most about Minchella's. Email [email protected]