Saturday, 25 September 2021

Regatta boost for businesses

TRADERS in Henley received a welcome boost from the 175th royal regatta.

Many businesses reported having more custom than in previous years and some even said they had experienced their best year for sales.

An estimated 200,000 people attended the five-day regatta and enjoyed fine, sunny weather every day except on Saturday when it rained.

Many visitors tended to come into the town centre in the evenings to visit the pubs and restaurants rather than during the day when they would miss the racing.

But clothes shops in particular experienced a lift in sales due to both local customers and visitors.

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