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Invention of the ice cream cone by Charles Menches – 23 July 1904

There are 100s of different flavours of old newspaper stories about ice cream (including secret recipes…) to be found in The British Newspaper Archive. But did you know that on 23 July 1904, Charles Menches had a ‘Eureka!’ moment, while watching people eat ice cream at the World Fair at St Louis? Read this fascinating story about the invention of the ice cream cone – 108 years young today!   Hull Daily Mail – Tuesday 29 December 1931 Image ©

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