Tributes as popular Preston ice cream seller Eric Post dies

Posted on - 12th June, 2021 - 10:43am | Author - | Posted in - People, Preston News, Proud Preston
Eric Post Pic: @PR1markettrader
Eric Post Pic: @PR1markettrader

Popular Preston ice cream seller Eric Post has died at the age of 88.


Preston Markets trader, Sheridans Bags, shared the news on Twitter, describing Mr Post as a ‘legend’.

The tweet said: “Sad to hear we’ve lost Preston legend Eric Post. Renowned ice cream seller and ex-market trader.

“We’ll miss your stories Eric and will be having a cornet this weekend in your honour.”

People responded with sadness to the news.

Tim Joel said: “Very sad news, Eric was a true gent” while Jenny Simpson said: “Sad to hear this, big fan of Post’s ice cream van.”

Local photographer Joe Gudgeon also described the ex-market trader as ‘legendary’ in a tweet, saying: “I’m sad to hear of Eric’s passing.”

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