Newark's Happy Sundaes Ice Cream Parlour thriving from hot weather
The owner of an ice cream store says business is booming because of the hot weather.
Gary Lowis, the owner of Happy Sundaes Ice Cream Parlour on Kirkgate, Newark, had to double his orders this week after a heatwave hit Britain.
He said: "It was nice and steady since opening, but this week has been different. Every day has been a Saturday."
The store opened on May 18 and boasts 21 different flavours of ice cream.
Sue Lampkin, who works at the store, said: "We couldn't keep up with the orders.
"The weather has been perfect and with the children on summer holidays it's been manic.
"We had to get an extra order in because of the demand. We had an order on Tuesday and again on Thursday."
Vegan ice cream and reduced sugar ice cream proved popular, but Gary said the more common flavours — such as strawberry, vanilla and chocolate — were ordered the most.
Elsewhere, residents took advantage of the hot weather.
A group of life-long friends met for lunch before enjoying an ice cream in Newark Market Place.
At Sconce and Devon Park, Newark, the Jex family gathered to celebrate Harper's fourth birthday.