Photo: Stroud’s chip van.
Recorded audio interview with Yvonne Courtney completed by Terra Barrett with the Heritage NL.
As you are walking down Main Street and you are heading towards Stewart’s there was this fantastic smell that is coming at you all the way down the street. It’s like, “Oh my dear God. I want some of those chips.” It was French fries and the smell of French fries was just wafting down Main Street as you were walking towards it. Of course you were not going to ask for those things as a child because like you knew better. You just didn’t ask for those things, right? But sometimes my dad, if I was walking with him alone and mom was gone on with the girls, with the carriage or whatever, my dad would stop at the chip van. The chip van was semicircular in shape. I don’t remember what kind of material it was made out of but it wasn’t wood. It seemed to me to be made out of a metal, okay? And the man who was inside was a big plump man – well to me as a child he was a big, big, plump man.