April 13, 2009
businesses enjoy 'busiest Easter for many years'
in Burnham-On-Sea have enjoyed one of their busiest Easter holidays
for many years, despite the recession.
of visitors put the economic gloom behind them and flocked to
the town in large numbers, resulting in bumper takings for traders.
Shickle of Shickle Shoes in Burnham High Street told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"It's been a very good weekend - one of our best Easters
for many years."
weather's been very kind to us and there were lots of people wandering
along the High Street all weekend. It certainly exceeded expectations."
bookings in Burnham were also up on previous years. Joanne Townley
of the Royal Clarence Hotel told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It's
been a brilliant weekend."
rooms were fully booked over the whole weekend and we served double
the number of meals on Easter Day compared to last year. Even
the Saturday was up 40 per cent compared to last year."
Pier was also busy serving up ice creams and other refreshments,
thanks to the good weather and large numbers of visitors.
Louise Parkin said: "It's been very busy - just what we needed.
seem to be taking cheaper holidays in the UK, rather than spending
more by going abroad. It will be interesting to see whether this
continues over the summer."
in the Burnham area were busy throughout the weekend. Long queues
of traffic built up along Love Lane from 11am on Bank Holiday
Monday as holidaymakers headed for the M5 motorway for their journey
photos show the busy scenes along Burnham's seafront and High
Street on Bank Holiday Monday