Modellers are well supplied with models of ice cream vans courtesy of Oxford Diecast, I'm guilty of owning a 1/43rd Bedford myself... For some reason ice cream vans seem to outlast other commercial vehicles of the same model, perhaps it is all the slow speed travel and being stationary a lot of the time? This example was found grounded in our holiday park, plying an admittedly limited range of ices at less than favourable prices!
I've no idea who Bertie might be but co-incidentally Haven's owners started trading in 1964.
A trip to a farm park in Ingoldmells found this delightful structure that looks to have come straight from the 1960s. In fact I'm sure it had a supporting roll in 'Carry on Camping', it certainly has the caravan park clubhouse look.
Looking beyond its present use as a indoor play area it would make a great station structure for an O9 miniature railway layout. In fact, as every farm park should have a miniature railway...
Whilst in Ingoldmells it was a short hop to Winthorpe to the Skegness Water Leisure Park to visit the Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway. Here we found Peckett 0-6-0ST 'Jurassic' in steam, something that when I last saw her in 2013 seemed a long way off. The railway is picking up lots of visitors to ride in an ex-Ashover coach and ex-WD open wagon over the recently (slightly) extended railway.
It is perhaps a good job that Bachmann are not making a Peckett 0-6-0ST to go with the WD wagons and forthcoming Ashover coaches....
A lovely way to spend a Saturday afternoon.