Thanks to our trusty online local historian Andy Grant, we know that Antonio Francisco Pirolli set up as a confectioner at 12, Oxford Street around 1930.
Pirolli specialised in making and selling ice creams and the shop later was named Pip’s Ices. Having expanded the shop into number 13, it was still trading over forty years later. Pirolli died in 1982, aged 76.
We do not know when the shop closed – that is where you come in. Do you remember Pip’s Ices? Do you remember Antonio Pirolli? What did you buy in the shop? Do you know when it closed down?
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