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How cool is that! WWII fridge still in use


Sep 4, 2020
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A FRIDGE left in a cafe by American GIs at the end of World War II is still going strong 75 years later.

The Blue Pool grounds near Swanage, Dorset, had been taken over by US forces for training. When the site was handed back, the owners found a 5ft 10in Prestcold fridge left in its tea house.

Today, the same family own the cafe — and are still using the appliance. Manager Carolyn Snook, 43, insisted it works perfectly and passes its food and hygiene inspections with flying colours every year.

Cafe: Workers building the tea house in 1935

‘It has never broken down and it’s better than our modern fridges,’ she said. ‘The thick doors mean it keeps a consistent temperature and the handle seal is miles ahead of the modern plastic ones.

‘We have absolutely no plans to ever get rid of it, that’s for sure.’

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