'Lemon Top' mentioned in PMQs

nowthen

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Looking at this, Stockton would be the UK birthplace for it wouldn’t it?

“The Paccitto family first came to the United Kingdom, in 1897/1898, (104 years ago) from Italy. Their first visit was understood to be temporary, and they returned shortly back to Italy. Late in 1898, the Paccitto family returned to England, and Giocoso Paccitto, began a chain of shops starting with a cafe premises/ice cream in Norton Road, Stockton. These premises have long since gone under the demolition bulldozer. They re-sited their shop premises, which are still there in Stockton, along Yarm Road/Dovecot Street junction.

Giocoso started the shops located in Redcar in 1924. The ‘Nova Bar’ on The Esplanade, Redcar, (now long gone) became a favourite for an ice cream in the early days of Redcar. If you are old enough you should be able to remember the premises, over the other side of the road from the pier ballroom.

The present Esplanade premises (next to M & S) are now owned by Mike & George Paccitto. Both premises were running side by side until the ‘Nova Bar’ was demolished. Shortly after this, the family business extended into the High Street. During this time the family expanded further, to the well-known seaside town of Scarborough.”

 

Sheriff_John_Bunnell_ret

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What was the context? Was he referring to the PM as a lemon topped sack of sick. In which case fair play.
Context? Why would anyone have need of context. Whenever I meet someone from outside the area I immediately get them in a headlock and demand to know whether they have ever eaten a parmo. The only way to placate me is to eat one there and then or to ask me if the bongo club is still open.
 

NoloBoro

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I wonder whether they’d claim the expenditure back as expenses? Or if immediately after being handed the ice cream Boris would claim to be unaware as to who had paid for it as he was too busy to remember?
 

Muttley

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Went to school with Mark Pacitto, at 6th form in Darlo he was a bloody menace in his mini I remember him giving me a lift back to Stockton in it and we were on two wheels as we went round the corner near the Rimswell. Looks like he is a Director of the family company now!
 

Derby_Red

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Looking at this, Stockton would be the UK birthplace for it wouldn’t it?

“The Paccitto family first came to the United Kingdom, in 1897/1898, (104 years ago) from Italy. Their first visit was understood to be temporary, and they returned shortly back to Italy. Late in 1898, the Paccitto family returned to England, and Giocoso Paccitto, began a chain of shops starting with a cafe premises/ice cream in Norton Road, Stockton. These premises have long since gone under the demolition bulldozer. They re-sited their shop premises, which are still there in Stockton, along Yarm Road/Dovecot Street junction.

Giocoso started the shops located in Redcar in 1924. The ‘Nova Bar’ on The Esplanade, Redcar, (now long gone) became a favourite for an ice cream in the early days of Redcar. If you are old enough you should be able to remember the premises, over the other side of the road from the pier ballroom.

The present Esplanade premises (next to M & S) are now owned by Mike & George Paccitto. Both premises were running side by side until the ‘Nova Bar’ was demolished. Shortly after this, the family business extended into the High Street. During this time the family expanded further, to the well-known seaside town of Scarborough.”

Yes, once again Stockton has established itself as the birthplace of all things important. Railways, matches and lemon tops.

All plaudits gratefully received.
 

buffaloboro

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Looking at this, Stockton would be the UK birthplace for it wouldn’t it?

“The Paccitto family first came to the United Kingdom, in 1897/1898, (104 years ago) from Italy. Their first visit was understood to be temporary, and they returned shortly back to Italy. Late in 1898, the Paccitto family returned to England, and Giocoso Paccitto, began a chain of shops starting with a cafe premises/ice cream in Norton Road, Stockton. These premises have long since gone under the demolition bulldozer. They re-sited their shop premises, which are still there in Stockton, along Yarm Road/Dovecot Street junction.

Giocoso started the shops located in Redcar in 1924. The ‘Nova Bar’ on The Esplanade, Redcar, (now long gone) became a favourite for an ice cream in the early days of Redcar. If you are old enough you should be able to remember the premises, over the other side of the road from the pier ballroom.

The present Esplanade premises (next to M & S) are now owned by Mike & George Paccitto. Both premises were running side by side until the ‘Nova Bar’ was demolished. Shortly after this, the family business extended into the High Street. During this time the family expanded further, to the well-known seaside town of Scarborough.”

Any pictures of the Nova Bar ? Never heard of it .
 

parmoboy

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I've never had a lemon top in my life. I usually get a tub of vanilla ice cream with sprinkles from coastal coffee in Redcar. I never bother with Pacittos.
 

weallhateleeds

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Chris Pacitto's late father ran the Scarborough shop. Chris came on a few of the european trips (although he probably wont remember much about them!) He got a few strange looks at passport control in Rome when they saw his surname!
 
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