Devon Portrait: Salcombe's Mr Smoothie
PUBLISHED: 01:16 20 July 2011 | UPDATED: 19:44 20 February 2013
Alexandra Richards chats to Sam Barraclough who is Island Street's 'Mr Smoothie'.<br/><br/>Photo by Mike Alsford
A Devon lad, born and bred, Sam Barraclough from Aveton Gifford answers to his pseudonym Mr Smoothie throughout the summer months. Based on Island Street in Salcombe, Sam spends his days blending and serving delicious, 100% fruit smoothies to discerning passers by.
Sams ideal day for business is one of scattered showers with bright spells, when people arent at the beach but instead wondering what to do and tootling along Island Street!
With a dapper get-up including a top hat, the inspiration was Willy Wonka in Dickensian style, alongside his converted Piaggio Vespa Ape van (an imported hand-me-down from his Italian great-grandfather, he tells his customers), Sam cuts a dash along Salcombes bustling streets.
With six flavour combinations on offer, Mr Smoothies smoothies are a nice tonic to the other beachside choices of chips and ice cream! Just dont call his van a tuk tuk!
Photograph by Mike Alsford www.alsfordpictures.com