A RIBBLE valley schoolboy has become the first person outside the Hudson family to make a new ice cream flavour at a historic parlour in Chatburn.
Nine-year-old Harvey Sheldon was offered the chance to create his own flavour after being victorious in an ice cream eating competition last year.
The Year 5 pupil at Chatburn CE Primary School has named the new product ‘Harvey’s Banoffee’ which is still on sale in Hudson’s Ices in Downham Road.
The 101-year-old shop held the ‘Brain Freeze’ competition last year to mark its centenary.
The shop opened as a butchers in 1913 but has been serving up fresh ice cream for 76 years, using the machinery installed at the end of the Second World War.
Harvey’s mum Alison said: “He really enjoyed himself and he had a smile on his face all day.
“We live in Clough Bank which is really close to the shop so it’s his local and he is always spending his money in there.
“His two older brothers were pleased for him making a new ice cream flavour there.”
Co-owner Mandy Paul said: “The ice cream will be sold as long as there is demand for it and it certainly has proved very popular so far.”