start to the Easter holiday for traders in Burnham-On-Sea
Easter tourism season has got off to a busy start with many businesses
in the town reporting bumper trade despite the threat of poor
weather this weekend.
town centre was busy on Good Friday with large numbers of visitors
and shoppers in the High Street as the start of the Easter holidays
coincided with the town's farmers market, pictured above.
car parks in the town, including the one in Pier Street, right,
were busier than normal as the good weather encouraged visitors
into the town.
Fudge at the Bay View Cafe told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Friday
was very busy. It seems the threat of bad weather this weekend
helped to boost trade as people got out to enjoy the good weather
while it lasted."
Parkin at Burnham Pavilion agreed, adding: "It was a great
start to the Easter holiday - we had a busy day of ice cream and
food sales thanks to the super weather." Kathy
Jones at the Toy Cupboard in Pier Street also added that it had
been "a very busy start to the weekend."
Chamber of Trade, which launched
its Easter shop windows competition on Friday, added: "It
was great to see the town so busy during an important trading
period as Burnham's tourist season gets underway. Accommodation
providers are telling us they are busy too, with healthy advance