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First ice cream van of the year …​

A longitudinal study

Up until the 2023 sample the lead researcher was resident in Birmingham, and so first ice cream sightings were recorded in that locality. They now live in Pembrokeshire by the seaside, a location well-known for tourists and, consequently, a rather different ice cream van ecosystem. As a result, the study proposed to recruit Birmingham-based field agents for this and future years' study.

Consequently, this year’s sighting comes from Ice Cream Agent Matthew Somerville, to whom we are indebted. He recorded this van in Swanshurst Park at 16:29 on Sunday February 24. He reports

Very reasonably priced too. Single cone with flake, single cone without flake, sprinkles and sauce added without requesting. £3.50, card payments taken.

A very clean and shiny looking ice cream van. Reasonably priced too.

Field observations

Analysis

First Ice Cream Van Of The Year 2004-2024
First Ice Cream Van Of The Year 2004-2024
First Ice Cream Van Of The Year 2004-2024

The full ice cream van data is available as a spreadsheet.

Forward projection

Projection for next year’s first sighting is on or around the afternoon of 4th March 2025, with an envelope of +2/-2 days.

Previous Years


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