Res­i­dents em­brace the sun all over the city

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Front Page -

One-year-old Kay­den Baker cools off in the pad­dling pool in Peter­bor­ough’s Cen­tral Park, left ASTEMPERATURES soared yes­ter­day Pete­bro­r­ough peo­ple young and old could not re­sist tak­ing the chance to lap up the sun.

Peo­ple wear­ing flip-flops and sun­glasses crammed into lo­cal beauty spots and beer gar­dens as weather fi­nally be­fit­ting a hosepipe ban came to the city.

A spokes­woman for the Nene Park­trust said: “It has been very busy - ev­ery­one wants to en­joy the sun­shine and there’s nowhere bet­ter than Ferry Mead­ows.

“We have peo­ple sun-bathing, fly­ing kites and cyling around the park. It al­ways gets busy when­ever it is sunny.”

Jim Mckil­lop, man­ager of Char­ters pub on­town Bridge, said: “Our beer gar­den is the big­gest in the city cen­tre, and it has been re­ally busy from mid-day on­wards.”

It was not just adults who got to en­joy the blue skies, as pupils from Wil­liam Law Pupils from Wil­liam Law Pri­mary School do the maths in the play­ground, right School in Wer­ring­ton, spent the day hav­ing lessons out­doors.

Head teacher­tracey Cun­ning­ham said: “There is noth­ing nicer than chil­dren be­ing out­side rather than cooped up in a class­room, and the pupils are ex­cited to learn out­doors when it is sunny.”

To­day is the of­fi­cial open­ing ofthe Lido and staff are hop­ing the good weather con­tin­ues long into the sum­mer.

CHILLIN’:

Leonie Cliffe (17) and Emma Gor­don (17) bask on the grass in St John’s Square as tem­per­a­tures soar, right SUN AND SUMS:

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