Warm weather sparks late run on ice creams
THE unseasonably warm weekend weather helped Torquay businesses to cash-in on a sudden rush for ice creams.
The Pier Point restaurant on the seafront sold five times as many cornets and ice treats as usual as visitors enjoyed the sun.
It was not the only business to benefit as people followed the sun to beaches and cafes in the area.
The Bon Bon shop in Victoria Street also enjoyed a roaring trade.
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Temperatures were touching 20 degrees centigrade or almost 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
Adam Tolly, assistant manager at Pier Point, said: "The really nice October weather really did bring a lot of extra people out. We are always busy on Sundays, but we almost ran out of ice creams at the kiosk."
Naomi Houghton, manager at the Bon Bon Shop, said: "Saturday and Sunday were both busy, but especially Sunday. The ice creams always sell well but, of course, the warm weather meant we did a particularly good trade."
It may have proved a last hurrah for the warm weather.
Temperatures are due to fall this week, although the skies will remain sunny into the weekend.