Residents embrace the sun all over the city
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.
Leonie Cliffe (17) and Emma Gordon (17) bask on the grass in St John’s Square as temperatures soar, right SUN AND SUMS: