Seaham ice cream parlour booms over bank holiday

Enjoying an ice vream sundae on a sunny bank holiday weekend. Reanne Robinson from the Lickety Split Creamery, Seaham.

Enjoying an ice vream sundae on a sunny bank holiday weekend. Reanne Robinson from the Lickety Split Creamery, Seaham.

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WARM weather saw queues of people waiting to cool down with an ice cream.

Seaham ice cream parlour and cafe Lickety Split enjoyed a busy bank holiday weekend, with more than 1,000 customers sampling its sundaes and cones.

Traditional flavours were flying out of the door, with vanilla, strawberry and chocolate the best sellers.

Carl Thompson, who is a partner at the business in North Terrace, credits an eye for detail in continuing to pull in trade since opening four years ago.

He said: “We are popular because we look at the small things.

“If you concentrate on the small things, the big things fall into place.”

The former chef is also working with the town’s councillors and mayor on a tourism-boosting project dubbed Destination Seaham, and has opened a second outlet at a garden centre in South Hetton.