The bank holiday weekend of the 4th to 6th May 2013 saw temperatures skyrocketing in Windsor as residents and visitors enjoyed the first days of dawn to dusk sunshine.
Local traders breathed a sigh of relief as following a long cold Winter and Spring, people in Windsor finally began to spend a little more.
The theme was sunshine through and through according to Jacqui Couzens who ran the monthly Windsor Emporium arts and crafts fair in the Guildhall on Sunday. “We sold some beautiful paintings that really captured the sunny spirit of the day” said Jacqui who mentioned works by local artists such as “Summer Meadows” by artist Kirsty McNay, “Peonies” by Lyn Hall, and “Pink Roses” by Sally Ann Cotter.
Of course the heat brought problems to the queues of visitors waiting patiently to get into the castle. Despite coming down with a cold, Chris Brown our town crier was on hand on Sunday to keep the queues entertained with proclamations stories and games.
Although Chris opted for a cuppa once he had finished making proclamations ice creams were top of most visitors wish list and all the ice cream sellers in town we spoke to reported brisk business. The longer warmer evenings also boosted sales in pubs and restaurants around town.
The bank holiday weekend finally gave businesses in Windsor something to smile about.