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Last Updated: Friday, 3 June, 2005, 18:04 GMT 19:04 UK
Family ice-cream gets Royal deal
The factory
Winstone's makes 22,000 litres of desserts a year
One of Gloucestershire's oldest family businesses has celebrated its 80th birthday - by winning a contract to supply the Royal farms with ice-cream.

Three generations of the same family have run Winstone's Cotswold Ice Cream since it was started by Bert Winstone in 1925, in his wife's kitchen.

A Royal warrant on the ice creams and company premises is expected to be awarded in the next 12 months.

They will be sold mainly in the Royal farm shops at Balmoral and Windsor.

Bert started selling ice cream from a motorbike and sidecar.

The business, which is based in Stroud, now turns out 20,000 litres of frozen desserts a week.

His son Frank, who now owns the business, said: "I was 15 when I started and I finished when I was 65."

Frank's three daughters and their husbands now help run the business.


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