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My uncle owned the Norton Coal yard TWO recent articles caught the eye of R S Scotson, of Stockton, who writes: I was interested the Where is Norton Coal Yard? article because my uncle was the Mr Skip referred to. He and his wife were known to me as Uncle Fred and Aunt Cissie.

They resided in a house in Norton High Street and he did have stables and a coal shed in Portrack Lane.

If the writer of the article wishes to have a talk with me I can be contacted on 01642 653027.

Also, re the ICI convalescent home. I was interested because my father and myself resided at a home in Grange-over-Sands in Cumbria many years ago, around about 1928 and 1932, however I do not know the name of the home.

If Valerie Walton, of Fairfield, would like to contact me I would be only too pleased to help if I can.

How I loved the ice cream from Nardone's I WAS so sad to read the story of the local Italians in Middlesbrough during the war, but very happy to know that a memorial plaque in their memory is to be placed in their honour soon in Middlesbrough, writes Mrs Betty McDonald (nee Jones), of Northallerton She continues: I remember Nardone's ice-cream parlour, opposite the Acklam pub on Newport Road. The ice-cream was second to none, really beautiful.

One day my mum met me outside Newport School and said "we're going to Nardone's, it's open again". This must have been after the war.

We stood in a very big queue outside to buy a penny cornet. I can still remember the beautiful taste. My mum and I were so happy that Nardone's was back in business.

Last year my husband and I had a wonderful holiday in Lake Garda, Italy and every day we tried different flavours of ice-cream, sometimes two a day, but sorry Italy, the taste did not come even close to the Italian Nardone flavour of ice-cream. That was my one disappointment.

I'm so very sad to learn that Ernie's dad was treated so badly, and so sad the family lost a husband and father, and believe me a wonderful ice-cream maker. Nellie Nardone took over and carried the business on.

I am in my 70s now, but the Nardone flavour still lingers on..
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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:May 16, 2009
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